Cover image: Adult Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
The Good, The Bad and the Bug-ly, a Podcast series by the Urban Plant Health Network
Episode 12: Check your deliveries for this stinky hitchhiker with Antonette Walford
Hitchhiker pests are bugs that can hitch a ride to Australia via imported material. Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs can come to Australia on a variety of different objects and tend to shelter together in large numbers, making them not only an agricultural and horticultural pest but also a nuisance pest for households as well. Antonette Walford, entomologist with Agriculture Victoria explains what these bugs look like and what to do if you happen to find one.
If you see something unusual, call the Exotic Pest Plant Health line on 1800 084 881 or take a photo and upload it to the MyPestGuide Reporter.
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