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Stink bug plague in the northwest

There has been a plague of stink bugs, which is affecting the residents of Montecristi and Dajabón in the northwest, to such an extent that brigades from the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) have begun an extensive fumigation program to eradicate the insects.

Twenty trucks with fumigation machinery and 48 fumigation backpacks have been distributed to the fumigation teams via the Unit for Fighting Tropical Plagues.

The whole city of Montecristi has been affected along with the border area, due to the heavy rains recently, especially in the paddy fields that are where the insects live.

The stink bug is known scientifically as Nezara viridula, is green in color and has a pungent smell which gets worse when they are killed.

Source: DR1, Elnuevodiario

Oct 7, 2017

Category: DR News |

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