West Indian drywood termite
An overview of West Indian drywood termites, including their spread in Queensland and how to treat the pest on your property.
West Indian drywood termite (WIDT) is restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014. If you find evidence of its activity, you must report it within 24 hours to our Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 or online.
WIDT (Cryptotermes brevis) is an introduced termite species in Australia and is established in Maryborough and many Brisbane suburbs. It is also present in Bundaberg, Townsville and Rockhampton.
Quick reference guide to West Indian drywood termite
Find a quick reference field guide to the West Indian drywood termite.
Treatment and control
Find out the treatment and control options for West Indian drywood termite (WIDT) in Queensland.
Reporting suspected detections
West Indian drywood termite is restricted matter in Queensland. If you find evidence of its activity, collect a sample and report it within 24 hours.
- Last reviewed: 31 Mar 2022
- Last updated: 1 Apr 2022
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