Cherry vinegar fly is in season
Cherry vinegar flies are important pests in orchards and vineyards because they infest many different fruits. Their numbers increase significantly from July onwards.
Food Safety Report 2022
In 2022, we and the inspection bodies of the provinces of Carinthia and Vorarlberg examined and assessed 22,200 samples. In 18,841 samples (84.9 %) there was no reason for complaint. A total of 110…
The Zika virus is one of the pathogens transmitted by "exotic" mosquitoes. Our mosquito monitoring therefore also monitors mosquitoes for the Zika virus.
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The common milkweed spreads
The common milkweed is found especially in eastern Austria. Further spread of the heat- and drought-loving plant is likely due to climate change.
European corn borer: voracious tiny insect
The caterpillars of the corn borer destroy 4 percent of the world's corn crop every year. In our country, this butterfly usually develops only one generation per year. In warm years, however, a second…
Food Safety Day
Together with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and 15 other EU countries, we are addressing the issue of food safety with the #EUChooseSafeFood campaign.
Leptospires: Germs in the water
Leptospires are bacteria that mainly occur in moist environments such as mud or freshwater lakes. Rising temperatures and heavy rainfall as consequences of climate change may lead to increased human…
Mosquito monitoring: Annual report 2022
From the beginning of May to the end of October, we monitor the occurrence of exotic gnat species in Austria. In 2022, we found the Asian tiger mosquito in all federal provinces.