Sniffer dog joins stink bug fight
A bug-sniffing detector dog introduced by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will help stop the potentially devastating Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) from making a home in New Zealand.
The labrador, named Georgie, demonstrated her sniffing skills on stage last week by locating dead stink bugs hidden in a harvesting machine at the New Zealand Winegrowers conference.
MPI will have two trained dogs ready to sniff out stink bugs this summer, including a specialist dog to assist with detecting the pest in the event of an incursion. Read more here.