Stink bugs at the border

10 November 2022

As well as fruit flies, we are currently in the high-risk season for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

The season started in September and to date there have been two BMSB finds, compared to six for the same period last season. Both finds were at the border, by Quarantine Officers at Auckland Airport.

One of the finds was at a search bench where passengers from multiple fights from the USA were being processed; and the other was on an aircraft which had just arrived from South Korea.

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

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.