A new pest control system that’s been tested on plants in Australia
Rose-pest control system, developed in Germany, is now being tested on plant species in Australia.
Rose-pillow traps have been installed on the roofs of Sydney’s CBDs and other buildings in the northern suburbs and on the outskirts of Adelaide.
The traps are designed to trap and kill insects that may be present in the environment and have been tested by the ABC’s Inside Science program.
They are also part of a broader strategy to control the spread of Rose-Pest-Borne Rose-Breadgrass.
Rose-pillows are typically placed around the exterior of a building to attract insects and help control their spread.
The system is designed to capture and trap the insects that are present in soil, air and water and then release the seeds of the insects into the soil where they can survive for up to a year.
“The traps can capture and kill Rose-Hexamid, Rose-Black and Rose-Plastic bugs and are designed for use on a large scale and are not for the purpose of control,” Rose-Pollution Control Co-ordinator Dr Amy Pomerantz said.
“They are not suitable for indoor use and can be removed by hand with an organic material or compost.
Dr Pomeranz said the traps are used for control of other Rose-infected plants such as roses and pumpkins.
She said they were not suitable to be used in residential settings and would be tested on samples from the public to ensure the trap did not contain any Rose-Malfunctioning Rosebugs or other pathogens.
It was not immediately clear whether the traps would be used for Rose-malfunction-resistant plants, which are not known to spread the fungus.
The Rose-pollution Control Centre said it was now considering how best to use the traps in conjunction with the existing trapping and eradication strategies.
Rise pest control is one of several measures being implemented in South Australia to tackle the spread and spread of the fungus, the ABC understands.
In recent months, the state has received hundreds of calls about Rose-bugs in gardens and other urban areas and in bushland.
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