|Is There a Stink Bug Legion in Your New Car?|
It turns out that stink bugs, those pesky fingernail size brown bugs, can infest cars shipped to New Zealand from the US and the island's government officials have put in place a ban on imported US motor vehicles that are shipped to the country unless they have first been fumigated. Or "heat treated" to kill the bugs.
“We are working closely with importers and treatment suppliers to ensure imported vehicles can receive biosecurity clearance where possible, although, if there are no suitable decontamination options, non-compliant vehicles may have to be turned away,” New Zealand's Ministry Biosecurity and Environment Manager Paul Hallett says.
The untreated US car ban is intended to keep the pesky bugs out of New Zealand before they do damage to the country's agriculture.
So, it is from New Zealand that US consumers learn that US cars have stink bugs in them. A no-extra-cost standard feature, mind you.
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