Monday, 29 November 2021
Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (Euwallacea fornicates) has been detected for the first time in Australia in East Fremantle, Western Australia.
The Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are responding to the detection of this exotic beetle, and further surveillance in the East Fremantle and Fremantle areas are underway to determine its spread.
DPRID initially established a quarantine zone around East Fremantle and Fremantle to prevent further spread of the pest, and to allow for urgent ongoing surveillance activities. More