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Paul Finnegan, who runs the Bug House at Liverpool's World Museum, said: "They feed on honey bees, so, if they colonise the UK, there's a chance they would make the honey bee industry extinct.
The furanone technology does not kill bacteria but disables bacteria's ability to colonise surfaces and to express toxins.
They are the first to arrive because they are designed to spread quickly and can colonise areas with poor soil.