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31 October 2019

Enemy #1: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is a very long name for the greatest threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity as we know it.

A huge amount of time and money is spent every year trying to intercept the bug: searching and turning back shipping containers, intercepting packages, ensuring constant vigilance at airports, and educating the public to enlist their own help in spotting suspicious critters. If we want an idea of just how bad it might be if the BMSB established itself in New Zealand, we don’t need to use our imagination, because in a country about the same size as ours, on the other side of the world, the stink bug is running rampant. 

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