Prevention and control program for West Indian drywood termite

The prevention and control program for West Indian Drywood termite (WIDT) ceased in January 2021. The Queensland Government is no longer funding the treatment and control of WIDT.

Biosecurity matter

WIDT is restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014. If you find evidence of its activity, you must report it within 24 hours to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23.

Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, you have a general biosecurity obligation to minimise the risk of spreading pests and diseases.

Commencement and duration

The biosecurity program started on 15 July 2019 and ceased on 15 January 2021.