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No new BMSB finds

No new BMSB finds

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27 Oct 21 Biosecurity News

No new BMSB finds

The high-risk season for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) started in September. To date there have been no finds of live bugs reported - there also weren’t any for the same time period last season.

More detail can be read in the September KVH risk update for BMSB, which includes latest data reported by Biosecurity New Zealand and information about activities KVH is involved in, both at the border and post-border, to make sure that everything possible is being done to prepare for and respond to this unwanted pest.

The risk period for BMSB stretches throughout the summer so 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.


KVH investigates reports of unusual symptoms to identify and manage any biosecurity risks.

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