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Stink bug detections

Stink bug detections

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27 Oct 21 Biosecurity News

Stink bug detections

The high-risk season for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) started last September. To date there have been 42 live BMSB found, mostly on imported equipment/packages and mostly from the USA and Italy.

More detail can be read in the latest KVH risk update for BMSB, which includes 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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