MAF Checks West Auckland For Aussie Moth
West Aucklanders could be doused with insecticide again if a
moth infestation proves resistant.
The Ministry of
Agriculture and Forestry is checking a West Auckland suburb
that became infested with the painted apple moth earlier
Spraying was carried out in Glendene
throughout May after the moth was found to be living quite
happily in and around the suburb.
Australia the moth feeds on many fruit trees and also poses
a threat to New Zealand’s pine forests.
MAF staff will be
scouring the west Auckland properties searching for any
sings that the painted apple moth is still alive and
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