The mountain pine beetle isn't the only problem British Columbia forest officials are concerned about in the Southern Interior.

Entomologist Lorraine MacLauchlan, who just came back from the field, says the area is in the midst of a severe outbreak of the tussock moth.

Dr. MacLauchlan says the bug can strip and kill a fir tree in just one season.

About a thousand hectares are being attacked by the moths in one area.