Keeping stink bugs out

31 March 2022

The high-risk season is coming to a close, but Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB) are continuing to probe our border defences.

Within the last few weeks, a live, single, female BMAB was found in personal goods from the USA as they were being inspected at a transitional facility in Auckland. So far this season there have been 61 live BMSB found, mostly on vessels, imported equipment/packages and mostly from the USA, China, and Italy.

More detail can be read in the latest KVH risk update for BMSB.

The high-risk season runs through until the end of April so don’t let your guard down. Remember to be on the lookout and report anything unusual. Information and videos about the risks this bug poses are available on the KVH website.