BMSB Season 2019/2020

BMSB Season 2019/2020

There’s been much discussion and changes surrounding this year’s measures on keeping the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug from entering our country.

Head here to see the finalised seasonal measures.

There has also been some changes to the treatment measures:

Treatment Rates

There are three approved treatment options for the Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) treatment.

Heat

For all goods types and sizes

  • 56°C or higher at the coldest surface of the goods, for a minimum of 30 minutes
    or
    Alternative option for individual goods weighing less than 3000 kg shipped as break bulk only,
  • 60°C or higher at the coldest surface of the goods, for a minimum of 10 minutes

*Note: Individual goods shipped as break bulk weighing less than 3000kg treated at 60°C for 10 minutes require evidence within shipping documentation that they are less than 3000kg for these treatments to be accepted.

Methyl Bromide

  • A dose of 24 g/m³ or above, at 10°C or above, for a minimum of 12 hours (but less than 24 hours), with a minimum end point reading of 12 g/m³
    or
  • A dose of 24 g/m³ or above, at 10°C or above, for 24 hours or longer, with a minimum end point reading of 8 g/m³

*Note: Dose increases to compensate for temperatures less than 10°C is NOT permitted.

Sulfuryl Fluoride

  • A dose of 24 g/m³ or above, at 10°C or above, for a minimum of 12 hours (but less than 24 hours), with a minimum end point reading of 12 g/m³
    or
  • A dose of 24 g/m³ or above, at 10°C or above, for 24 hours or longer, with a minimum end point reading of 8 g/m³

*Note: Dose increases to compensate for temperatures less than 10°C is NOT permitted.

Sulfuryl Fluoride – Using third-party system

  • Achieve a CT of 200 g-h/m³ or more, at 10°c or above, for 12 hours or longer, with a minimum end point reading of 12 g/m³
    or
  • Achieve a CT of 200 g-h/m³ or more, at 10°C or above, for 24 hours or longer, with a minimum end point reading of 8 g/m³

Note: The approved third party systems are:

  • Douglas Products FumiGuide
  • Ensystex II, Inc. Fumicalc

Treatment minimum standards

There are set minimum standards for the application of BMSB treatments. Treatments applied for biosecurity purposes are part of managing the risk of introducing exotic pests and diseases.

It is important that treatment providers understand these requirements as treatments to manage risk are only effective when conducted correctly. These standards outline best practice methodologies for applying biosecurity treatments.
We would also like to share this fantastic presentation from the Freight & Trade Alliance.

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