Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) poses a high biosecurity risk to Australia and New Zealand because of their tendency to hitchhike, their highly mobile nature, and their wide host range. Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Following its introduction into the United States in the early 1990s, BMSB has become a significant agricultural and horticultural pest as well as an extreme nuisance pest in households due to its tendency to seek shelter in buildings in extremely high numbers. BMSB is a voracious feeder with over 300 hosts, including apple, bean, cotton, egg plant, cucumber, hazelnut, fig, grape, peach, pear, berries, sorghum, corn, cherry, tomato and capsicum.
This site provides a resource for preparedness information on BMSB.
Any suspected detection of BMSB in ...
Australia should be reported to the Australian Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.
New Zealand should be reported to the New Zealand Exotic Pest & Disease Hotline on 0800 80 99 66.
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