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Latest BMSB finds
10 December 2020

Since the start of the high-risk season in September there have been six live stink bug finds, about a third of what was found at this time last season.

Over the last few weeks there were four of the unwanted bugs found at the border (mostly at transitional facilities, where goods await clearance for release) and two found post-border (on or near recently imported goods). All were investigated, with no further sign of any insects.

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

These detections are a stark reminder of how real the BMSB risk is to our kiwifruit industry – remember to be on the lookout and report anything unusual. Information and videos about BMSB are available on the KVH website.

Kiwifruit Vine Health

25 Miro St
Mount Maunganui
Tauranga 3116

Tel:  0800 665 825
Fax: 07 574 7591