Specialists of the National Food Agency warned the people of Georgia against (BMSB).
According to the state strategy, measures to combat the bugs in Georgia will continue until late October. Experts noted that based on the biology of the pest, along with a decrease in temperature, the bugs will begin to move to houses and buildings for winter. According to the recommendations of leading experts, it is important in especially this period of time to use traps and for people to carry out activities using simple methods to kill the bugs. This will increase the effectiveness of pest control and reduce the number of the bugs, destroying one marble bug this season means getting 200 pests less in the future season.
Representatives of the National Food Agency hold regular meetings with the public to increase their awareness of the use of mechanical methods to protect their homes. As a result of events held in 2018, it was possible to avoid the spread of marble bugs in eastern Georgia, and in Western Georgia, the number of pests has decreased as well.
BMSB appeared in Georgia in 2015, presumably starting to spread from Abkhazia.
In 2018, the state allocated 49 million GEL (around $ 19.6 million) to BMSB.