836 - 07/12 - Asian Gypsy Moth - North Americas

Asian Gypsy Moths continue to be a problem for members. It has been reported that two vessels which had brought AGM egg masses into the United States recently have had to be dealt with by local authorities.

Neither of the vessels were entered with the UK Club however, these cases serve as a reminder for the need to exercise vigilance.

In each case the US Customs Border Protection (CBP) intercepted the vessels arriving from AGM prone areas of Asia removed egg masses then treated the areas affected for any remnants.

For more information please refer to LP Bulletin 822 – issued 4 May 2012.

Source of Information: 
Loss Prevention dept.
UK P&I Club

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