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Stink Bugs Hanging Around

Brown marmorated stink bugs will not cause structural damage or reproduce in homes. They do not bite people or pets. Although they are not known to transmit disease or cause physical harm, the insect produces a pungent, malodorous chemical and when handling the bug, the odor is transferred... more
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More Facts About Stink Bugs

The family Pentatomidae, to which these garden pests belong, contains some 900 genera and over 4700 species. More common types include brown, green, rice, Southern and dusky stink bugs. Other family types include shield bugs and chust bugs. Most are identified by their shield, the hardened part of... more
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Stink Bug Threats

Native to Asia, stink bugs were accidentally introduced into the United States sometime during the late 1990s. As an invasive species, they do not have any natural predators and can therefore rapidly spread. Stink bugs have become established in many areas of the country, posing a particular threat... more
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Stink Bug Prevention Tips

Seal and caulk cracks around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes, behind chimneys and underneath the wood fascia and other openings. Repair or replace damaged screens on windows or doors. Keep outdoor lighting to a minimum as stink bugs are attracted to lights. If stink bugs have... more
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Stink Bug Life Cycle

Barrel-shaped eggs are laid on the underside of leaves in clusters with tight rows; in early spring, overwintered adult females seek out suitable hosts and typically deposit their eggs on wild host plants. Often these overwintering populations are found along field borders, particularly along... more
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It’s that time of year again, stink bugs?

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is considered an invasive species, or a pest of foreign origin, as it was introduced to the United States from Eastern Asia in the mid-1990s. It is also referred to as the yellow-brown or East Asian stink bug. The stink bug earned its name from its... more
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Stink Bug Control and Prevention

To prevent stink bugs from entering homes and buildings, seal cracks around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes, behind chimneys, and underneath the wood fascia and other openings. Typical entry points include around door and window frames, electrical outlets, light switches, ceiling fans,... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Vacuuming to prevent stink bugs

One effective method for stink bugs control is vacuuming. It may be a simple solution, but it’s one of the best ways to remove these pests from your home. Stink bugs won’t create a nest in your home. They don’t lay eggs indoors – they lay them on leaves. They won’t reproduce or eat... more
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What Do Stink Bugs Eat?

Stink bugs feed on a variety of plants, including fruits. Some of their favorite fruits include mulberries, apples, figs, peaches, citrus and persimmons. In Pennsylvania, these bugs are becoming a serious agricultural pest. They produced some serious losses in peach and apple orchards in... more
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Brown marmorated stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.In September 1998 it was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it is believed to have been accidentally introduced. The nymphs and adults of the... more
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