Saturday, April 01, 2006

Compost Beetle Could Spell Trouble

Stuart Robinson writing at the Gardening For Dummies blog warns us of the upcoming compost beetle plague. In fact, Stuart thinks this pest could be even bigger than bird flu!

This beetle, with it's rapid reproduction patterns (they can double their population every 24 hours in their peak mating season of Autumn to the end of Spring) is fast becoming a threat, not just nationally, but globally.

Thousands of cases have been reported around the country and other countries as well. One unlucky gardener even lost her life its been noted.