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Australia is taking quarantine measures to combat the potential epidemic of Kapla beetle

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The· Coupler beetle, TrogodermagranariumIs listed as part of the Top 100 List of Invasive Alien Species in the World.

Khapra Beetles are destructive pests that are very difficult to eradicate, especially after invasion has already been established.

Kapra beetles breed on low-moisture foods, and these products can grow rapidly when stored under high temperature conditions.

As a result, these insects are grain stores, oil seeds, and Other dried foods.. Contaminated foods can pose a health risk to consumers due to beetle larvae, skin and hair shedding.

These beetles are primarily resistant to surface pesticides and fumigants because they tend to crawl into small cracks and crevices. In addition, these beetles have the ability to survive for long periods of time without food. Therefore, the best safety measure is to prevent them from being brought into non-native areas.

The Kapla beetle is native to India but has spread to the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.

To prevent this invading species from entering the country, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Environment (DAWE) is launching new quarantine requirements for containers for Australia. Any of the countries It has been identified as a potential risk of beetle invasion.

Containers exported to Australia from risky countries to comply with new quarantine measures Need to be treated Offshore before being loaded.

The processed container must be accompanied by a valid processing certificate. This will be added to the valid phytosanitary certificate, if applicable.

Freight that does not comply with the new quarantine measures will be returned to its original location or a location determined by DAWE, and the shipper will be responsible for the costs associated with the return.

For more information, see the department’s website (https://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/plant/khapra-beetle)

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Australia is taking quarantine measures to combat the potential epidemic of Kapla beetle

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