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July 16, 2014 USDA Researchers Identify Stink Bug Attractant

USDA researchers have deciphered the chemical signals the brown marmorated stink bug uses to attract other stink bugs, opening the door to the development of new traps and pest control technologies. Source: USDA Agricultural Research Service, July 16, 2014.



May 12, 2014 How to kill stink bugs like a wonk

A simple home-built stink bug trap is both cheaper and more effective than several store-bought traps. Source: The Washington Post, May 12, 2014.



May 7, 2014 Citizen-Scientists Assisting on Stink Bug Project

Virginia Tech researchers have enlisted citizen-scientists to test a low-cost trap to catch stink bugs in houses. Source: PCT Online, May 7, 2014.



May 2, 2014 How a Pan, a Lamp and a Little Bit of Water Can Trap a Stink Bug

Robbie Harris of WVTF offers a new trap for these odorous pests: a low-tech solution thought up by Virginia Tech scientists, which can be made for just a couple of bucks. Source: NPR, May 2, 2014.



May 1, 2014 The Perfect Stink Bug Trap Is All Natural

Scientists at Virginia Tech have come up with a stink bug trap you can make yourself for a couple of bucks—and it works. Source: WVTF.org, May 1, 2014.



April 8, 2014 Stink bugs expand to 41 states, Europe; no winter kill-off

Stink bug infestations have spread to 41 states and Europe’s farm basket, having lived through the super-cold and snowy winter by making their own antifreeze. Source: Washington Examiner, April 8, 2014.



March 12, 2014 Sorry. Winter isn’t killing the stink bugs.

Winter’s freezing temperatures may not be enough to rid the Mid-Atlantic of these annoying and destructive pests. Source: Baltimore Sun, March 12, 2014.



March 4, 2014 Scientist SWAT team combats stink bug invasion

Washington State University is one of 10 institutions across the nation whose researchers are working to head off an invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: WSU News, March 4, 2014.



March 3, 2014 Winter’s freeze stopped ash borers and stink bugs cold, but they’re primed for a comeback

Researchers monitor the effect of cold weather on destructive pests. Source: The Washington Post, March 3, 2014.



February 27, 2014 Extreme Cold Possible Threat to Stink Bugs

Extreme winter temperatures may knock them back a bit, but temperature alone is not the only factor determining stink bug survival. Source: Newsworks.org, February 27, 2014.



February 26, 2014 Polar Vortex Probably Won’t Keep the Stink Bugs at Bay, Rutgers Expert Says

The brutal winter cold and snow this year probably won’t decrease the stink bug population much in New Jersey. Source: Planet Princeton, February 26, 2014.



February 10, 2014 How to Spot a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

One of the challenges of controlling the brown marmorated stink bug is that it looks a lot like other kinds of stink bugs. Source: Yakima Herald, February 9, 2014.



January 7, 2014 Dealing with the Stink Bug

Greg Martin takes a look at the current status of the pest with Nik Wiman (Oregon State University). Source: Fruit Grower Report, January 7, 2014.



December 25, 2013 Taking on the Menacing Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has been causing trouble for homeowners and farmers from New Hampshire to California for three years. NPR’s Alan Yu reports there may be a solution. Source: Here & Now, December 25, 2013



December 17, 2013 From 'Death Jars' to Wasps: A quest to stamp out the stink bug

From coast to coast, the invasive insect is costing U.S. farmers millions in crop damage, and it has become a smelly nuisance for homeowners. Source: NPR, December 17, 2013



November 27, 2013 Wanted Dead or Alive (No, Just Dead)

Observing stink bug predators in the garden could lead to better biological control of BMSB. Source: The New York Times, November 27, 2013



November 14, 2013 Spread of Asian stink bug threatens U.S. crops

The invasive stink bug continues to spread across the United States, alarming both farmers and scientists. Source: Voice of America News, November 13, 2013.



September 25, 2013 Stink bugs threaten Pacific Northwest crops

A destructive stink bug is invading the Pacific Northwest and could cause billions of dollars in damage to crops (video report). Source: KGW Portland, September 25, 2013.



September 10, 2013 Stink bug invasion

North Carolina researchers are concerned about the growing number of invasive stink bugs (video report). Source: ABC 13 WLOS, September 10, 2013.



August 27, 2013 Stink bug study: Residents sought to help

Researchers seek citizen scientists to count stink bugs on houses in September and October. Source: ABC7/WJLA, August 27, 2013. Download participant form.