It is said that the West Indian drywood termite is considered to be the most destructive drywood termite. Since the 1960’s the State Government has paid for the treatment of timber infested by the West Indian drywood termites. Bio Security Queensland is in the process of reviewing whether it is the Governments responsibility to continue to manage the pest.
Below is a link to a recent article and audio published by ABC
As mentioned in the article the following options are being considered:
- Government organises treatment, with a phase-in of property owner contributions
- Property owners organise and pay for treatments
- Government organises treatment, with owner co-contribution of set costs
- Government continues to organise and pay for all surveillance and treatment
Definitely an interesting topic, we will keep our blog updated as developments unfold.