Story: Biosecurity

Infested mousetrap (2nd of 3)

Infested mousetrap

This mousetrap, imported from Taiwan in 1989, is infested with beetles. Incursions of exotic insect species could potentially threaten New Zealand’s forestry industry.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2401/8
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, 'Biosecurity - Modern biosecurity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2021)

Story by Helen Keyes and Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008