Polyphagous shot-hole borer

Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022 at 3:00:11 PM

Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB), a beetle native to Southeast Asia has been detected in the Perth metro area.

The beetle attacks a wide range of plants and trees which can result in them dying. A Quarantine Area Notice is in place for the PSHB and Cottesloe is in this area. Early detection, green waste management and the prompt removal or pruning of infested trees is key to containing PSHB spread and minimising further impact on neighbouring trees. 

Residents who suspect they have borer damage to trees should make a report to the department through the Pest and Disease Information Service on 9368 3080 or via the Department’s MyPestGuide™ Reporter app (Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store), or email padis@dpird.wa.gov.au 

We encourage our community to find out more at https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/borer 

Quarantine Area

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