Live and dead stink bugs have been found in an imported container of electrical components from Italy in a warehouse in the Jandakot area.
The bug is a significant agricultural pest, however timely action indicates that the threat has been contained. The presence of the bugs was reported quickly to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources who treated the infested goods and fumigated the warehouse.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is undertaking further surveillance adjacent to the warehouse and in surrounding areas, including visual checks and the use of specialised traps and lures.
DPIRD has issued a media statement which can be downloaded here.
Australian Vignerons response can be viewed here