BMSB in the News: Archive

March 12, 2018 When Twenty-Six Thousand Stinkbugs Invade Your Home

These uniquely versatile bugs are decimating crops and infiltrating houses all across the country. Will we ever be able to get rid of them? Source: The New Yorker, Mar. 12, 2018.

March 7, 2018 A Look at Just How Invasive the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Is

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Kathryn Schulz, who writes about the brown marmorated stink bug in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Source: NPR All Things Considered, Mar. 7, 2018.

February 20, 2018 Stink Bugs on Ships Disrupt Japan's Car Exports

A pesky insect known as the “stink bug” is preventing thousands of Japanese cars from being delivered to New Zealand. Source: CNN Money, Feb. 20, 2018.

January 8, 2018 New Ingredient Improves Pheromone Lure for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service have identified a chemical that enhances capture of the brown marmorated stink bug in pheromone traps when combined with other existing known attractants for the invasive pest. Source: Entomology Today, Jan. 8, 2018.

December 13, 2017 In Search of Soybeans Resistant to the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

In a study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology, researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service report on their search for host-plant resistance in soybean, a potential boon to integrated pest management programs for the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Entomology Today, Dec. 13, 2017.

October 4, 2017 Video from Italy: House Covered with Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

The exterior walls of this house in Italy are covered with BMSB. Source: Udine Today, Oct. 4, 2017.

May 5, 2017 The Little Brown Bug Challenging the Grape Industry

The brown marmorated stink bug is finding a comfy home in vineyards. Source: Country Folks Grower, May 5, 2017.

May 4, 2017 Stink Bugs: New IPM Guide for Midwestern Corn, Soybean Growers

Farmers in the Midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they have a new free resource for understanding and managing the emerging pests. Source: Entomology Today, May 4, 2017.

May 2, 2017 Fewer Stink Bugs around D.C. Are Likely, Due (in Part) to a Warmer Spring

This year, homeowners may encounter fewer stink bugs due to a colder winter, followed by a warmer spring. Source: WTOP, May 2, 2017.

March 17, 2017 Scientists May Have Found a Way to Get Rid of Pesky Stink Bugs

Scientists are set to release a natural enemy to the crop-killing bugs this summer. Source: Rochester First, Mar. 17, 2017.

March 16, 2017 The Battle of the Bugs: Wasps to Combat Upstate Stink Bugs

When brown marmorated stink bugs strike Rochester, New York, again this year, they will very likely meet their most formidable foe yet. Source: Democrat & Chronicle, Mar. 16, 2017.

March 15, 2017 Wasps Released to Eat Stink Bug Eggs

Oregon prepares to relocate parasitoid wasps that have a taste for BMSB eggs. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Mar. 15, 2017.

March 8, 2017 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Trapped in the Clarksburg American Viticulture Area

BMSB continues to spread slowly in California, but no damage has been reported in commercial agricultural crops. Source:, Mar. 8, 2017.

March 7, 2017 Stink Bug Killers: Scientists to Release Samurai Wasps

The discovery of Trissolcus japonicus in Ulster County is likely to speed approval for the rearing and release of wasps in New York State. Source: Poughkeepsie Journal, Mar. 6, 2017.

February 21, 2017 New Project Targets BMSB – Sustainably

Specialty crop growers throughout the country will benefit from a new $3.7 million USDA grant won by North Carolina State University to find sustainable control options for the invasive brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Growing Produce, Oct. 30, 2016.

October 24, 2016 Autumn Means Stink Bugs Are Back in Homes

Ohio residents should beware of the pesky brown marmorated stink bug beginning its fall invasion of homes. Source: Tribune Chronicle (Ohio), Oct. 24, 2016.

October 7, 2016 New Tool in Detecting BMSB

Researchers in Washington examine new tools for combating BMSB. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Oct. 7, 2016.

June 22, 2016 Barrier Screens Reduce Damage from Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Mesh screens provide cost-effective pest control for organically grown peppers. Source: Science Daily, June 22, 2016.

May 31, 2016 Finally, Some Good News about Stink Bugs

You’ll likely notice fewer of those troublemaking, invasive stink bugs this year. Source:, May 26, 2016.

May 16, 2016 Meet the Stink Bug's Worst Nightmare

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Mar. 10, 2016.

March 28, 2016 Native Predators May Be Having a Larger Impact than Expected on Invasive Stink Bug

Missing egg masses lead researchers to study native predators of the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Entomology Today, Mar. 25, 2016.

March 10, 2016 Temperature Affects Stink Bugs More than Any Other Factors

Entomologists from Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware determined that temperature is the primary driver of stink bug patterns, and they identified differences in thermal tolerances among native and invasive stink bugs. Source: Entomology Today, Mar. 10, 2016.

February 3, 2016 A Stinky Coffee Surprise

Unbeknown to me, I was drinking a new exotic Asian flavor, “Halyomorpha halys,” also known as the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Roanoke Times, Jan. 29, 2016.

February 1, 2016 Stink Bugs Go Viral

Julianna Wilson, a tree fruit integrator/outreach specialist in the Department of Entomology at MSU, wrote an article asking people to report sightings of the brown marmorated stink bug—and the response was overwhelming. Source: Michigan State University, Jan. 21, 2016.

December 28, 2015 Stink Bug Taint in Wine

Researchers studying BMSB in wine have found mixed results. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Dec. 28, 2015.

December 7, 2015 Stink Bug Continues Its Spread

Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Dec. 7, 2015.

October 12, 2015 Stink Bugs: Attacking Orchards, Invading Harrison Homes

Red Delicious apples are their favorite food this fall; attics and walls are their favorite places to tuck in for the winter. Source: Harrison Patch, Oct. 12, 2015.

October 6, 2015 Invasion of the Stink Bugs

As cooler weather approaches, so does the annual invasion of insects into our homes as they try to find a place to spend the winter. Source: Richmond Register, Oct. 6, 2015.

September 21, 2015 Finally: Stink Bug Killer Discovered, and It's from Asia, Too

Federal scientists who for years have been searching for a natural killer of the brown marmorated stink bug accidentally imported from Asia have finally gotten a lucky break. Source: Washington Examiner, Sept. 15, 2015.

August 26, 2015 Stink Bug Research Continues at University of Delaware

Researchers are taking a closer look at how brown marmorated stink bugs are causing damage to developing ears of sweet corn, and their findings could lead to better pest management strategies. Source: UDaily, Aug. 25, 2015.

July 28, 2015 Stink Bugs Studied at Shepherd University

Professor Clarissa Mathews and students at Shepherd University are looking for environmentally benign ways to prevent brown marmorated stink bugs from damaging organically grown crops. Source: Herald Mail Media, July 19, 2015.

July 13, 2015 Stink Bugs Have Strong Taste for Ripe Fruit

A new study shows that stink bugs have a strong preference for ripe fruit, and they track their favorite fruits throughout the growing season in an effort to maximize access to food. Source:, June 29, 2015.

July 13, 2015 Stink Bugs' Tree Host Preferences May Provide Management Clues

Scientists from Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia have found that Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs prefer certain wild hosts, including tree of heaven, catalpa, yellowwood, paulownia, cherry, walnut, redbud, and grape. Source: Entomology Today, June 30, 2015.

June 16, 2015 Those Bugs Stink

What are stink bugs, where did they come from, and how can I get rid of them? Source: New York Times, June 15, 2015.

June 15, 2015 Waiting for the Stink Bugs

A lot of different species emit a stink when threatened, among them the leaf-footed bugs and, of course, stink bugs. Source:, June 10, 2015.

May 22, 2015 Look Out, Stink Bugs Are Back

In Sacramento, pests that disappeared in November are coming out of hiding, ready to start another attack. Source: Sacramento Bee, May 22, 2015.

May 17, 2015 Graduate Student Collects Stink Bugs for Research

Virginia Tech graduate student John Aigner received an overwhelming response after tweeting to the public about stink bug breakouts. Source: Collegiate Times, Feb. 17, 2015.

April 13, 2015 Hold Your Nose: Those Stinky Bugs Are Back

Brown marmorated stink bugs are coming out of their dormant winter state in droves, while researchers continue their quest to figure out ways to control the invasive insect. Source: Hamilton Spectator (Ontario), Apr. 8, 2015.

March 9, 2015 Is Biocontrol Beating the Bug?

Stink bug damage in mid-Atlantic orchards was less last year, restoring hope for the future of IPM. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Mar. 8, 2015.

March 6, 2015 Stink Bug Challenges Organic Growers

Researchers are testing trap crops as a way to manage brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Mar. 5, 2015.

January 13, 2015 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Is One to Watch on Corn This Year

The brown marmorated stink bug has been detected in seven Alabama counties and suspected in two more counties, based on corn-ear damage. Source: Southeast Farm Press, Jan. 13, 2015.

January 9, 2015 Research on Stink Bugs Earns John Jay's Tess Woerner Tobin National Science Honor

High school senior is named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for work on the brown marmorated stink bug with Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University. Source: Bedford-Katonah Patch, Jan. 9, 2015.

January 5, 2015 Small Pests a Big Worry for MPI Border Clearance Staff

Hundreds of foreign species have been intercepted coming in to New Zealand in the past few years, including the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: The Press (New Zealand), Jan. 2, 2015.

December 15, 2014 Poland Wants U.S. Apple Access

The brown marmorated stink bug could set back integrated pest management, but breeding of apples for insect and disease resistance is an important step forward. Source: Capital Press, Dec. 2, 2014.

December 15, 2014 Federated Farmers: Zero Biosecurity Risk a Myth

The Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand has increased surveillance efforts to prevent the brown marmorated stink bug from entering the country. Source: Wairarapa Times-Age (New Zealand), Dec. 13, 2014.

November 10, 2014 The Idea of My Own Stink Bug Evokes a Whiff of Nostalgia

Hold your nose: the brown marmorated stink bug could be heading to Britain. Source: The Telegraph, Nov. 10, 2014.

November 3, 2014 Controlling the Stinkers

Eastern fruit growers are working with research entomologists to recover their IPM systems using a new pheromone-baited trap. Source: Good Fruit Grower, Nov. 3, 2014.

October 24, 2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Plaguing Midtown Sacramento

These persistent bugs are threatening the Central Valley’s agricultural industry and disheartening home gardeners. Source: Sacramento Bee, Oct. 24, 2014.

October 17, 2014 Stink Bugs Have Spread to 41 States; Can We Stop Them?

Parasitic wasps may be one solution to controlling the invaders’ march. Source: National Geographic, Oct. 17, 2014.

September 21, 2014 Feds Start Second Annual Census of Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Tracking where the stink bug shows up at this time of year may help people prevent them in the future. Source: Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 21, 2014.

September 16, 2014 Help the USDA Count Stink Bugs in West Virginia

The USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station is looking for more “citizen scientists” to participate in its 2014 Great Stink Bug Count. Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Sept. 16, 2014.

September 3, 2014 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Biology and Management Options Discussed in Open-Access Journal Article

A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes available management options for BMSB, as well as information about its origin and spread, its life stages and biology, and the types of damage it does to various host plants. Source: Entomology Today, Sept. 3, 2014.

September 2, 2014 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Learn about two new invasive insects in this webinar presented by Dr. Michael Toews (Univ. of Georgia) and Dr. Tracy Leskey (USDA ARS). Recorded Sept. 5, 2014.

August 26, 2014 Photo Slices Provide Detailed Images of Tiny Wasps for Biocontrol Efforts

Using specialized digital photography methods, USDA scientists are providing valuable taxonomic support to researchers examining Asian Trissolcus species for potential use against BMSB. Source: Entomology Today, Aug. 26, 2014.

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.

June 9, 2014 Alarmed by New Invader, Minnesota Ready to Strike Back at Stink Bug

Minnesota researchers will monitor the insect’s spread and try to identify a biological control for the bug. Source: StarTribune, June 9, 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: Washington Post, May 12, 2014.

May 7, 2014 How to Trap Stink Bugs Video

This short video demonstrates a simple and effective technique to trap stink bugs at home using just an aluminum pan, soapy water, and a desk lamp. Source: Virginia Tech’s Vimeo Channel.

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:, 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, Apr. 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, Mar. 12, 2014.

March 4, 2014 Scientist SWAT Team Combats Stink Bug Invasion

Washington State University is one of 10 institutions across the country whose researchers are working to head off an invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug. Source: WSU News, Mar. 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: Washington Post, Mar. 3, 2014.

February 26, 2014 To Fight Stink Bugs, Take a Closer Look at Their Spit

Scientists have developed a way to extract saliva from stink bugs and identify the proteins in it, paving the way for new pest control methods. Source:, Feb. 26, 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, Feb. 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, Feb. 10, 2014.

January 7, 2014 Dealing with the Stink Bug

Greg Martin takes a look at the current status of the pest with Nik Wiman from Oregon State University. Source: Fruit Grower Report, Jan. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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: New York Times, Nov. 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, Nov. 13, 2013.

September 25, 2013 "Superpests" Swarming across America

Brown marmorated stink bugs are trouble for farmers, but lately the bugs have branched out. Source:, Sept. 25, 2013.

August 23, 2013 Non-native Stink Bugs Could Hurt Agriculture

The arrival of stink bugs from the East could mean trouble for Southern Oregon orchardists, vintners. Source: Mail Tribune, Aug. 23, 2013.

July 1, 2013 New Bugs in Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops

New invasive species, such as the brown marmorated stink bug, are being studied at the biosecurity lab at the University of Florida. Source: NPR News, June 26, 2013.

May 26, 2013 Scientists Wage War on Pervasive Stink Bugs

Entomologists are zeroing in on stink bugs, unlocking the mysteries of their behavior, DNA, and even scent. Source: Washington Post, May 26, 2013.

May 7, 2013 Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

The Diane Rehm Show takes a look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion. Source: Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, May 7, 2013.

April 29, 2013 Stink Bugs: The Scientific Battle against an Insect Invasion

Could a tiny wasp be the ultimate weapon in the battle against the foreign bug invasion? Source: BBC News, Apr. 25, 2013.

April 16, 2013 Stink Bugs Spread to 39 States, Pest Population Soars 60 Percent

While the invasive Asian stink bug continues to spread, Italian stink bugs were spotted hitching a ride in a load of ceramic tile. Source: Washington Examiner, Apr. 16, 2013.

April 8, 2013 Spring Blooms, and So Do the Creepy Crawlies

USDA entomologist Tracy Leskey discusses brown marmorated stink bugs and the efforts to stop them. Michael Raupp has the story of a big brood of cicadas that is set to emerge up and down the East Coast. Source: NPR, All Things Considered, Apr. 6, 2013.

March 1, 2013 Stink Bug Threat Has Farmers Worried

Asian stink bugs devour American crops, but are predator wasps the answer? Source: National Geographic, Mar. 1, 2013.

February 25, 2013 Thawing and Freezing: Will the Winter's Volatile Weather Kill Off the Stink Bugs?

Were stink bugs caught off guard by the the January thaw followed by cold temperatures and snow this year? Source: Washington Post, Feb. 25, 2013.

January 30, 2013 Will 2013 Be the Year of the Stink Bug?

Farmers across the nation are being warned that stink bug populations could explode in 2013 after a slight reprieve in 2012. Source: Ag Professional, Jan. 30, 2013.

January 26, 2013 Stink Bug Threatens Integrated Pest Management Plans, Researchers Say

Scientists want growers to watch for the brown marmorated stink bug this summer, which they say could devastate biological pest management in Central Washington tree fruit. Source: Capital Press, Jan. 26, 2013.

January 22, 2013 Stink Bug's Resurfacing May Squash Farmers' Hopes for a Strong 2013

Crop producers received a reprieve from the bugs in 2012, but the insects may be coming back and with a greater spread of attack. Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jan. 18, 2013.

January 4, 2013 After Reprieve Last Year, Stink Bugs Could Mount a Comeback This Spring

Experts caution that the brown marmorated stink bug will likely make a reappearance in the Washington, DC, area this year. Source: Washington Post, Jan. 4, 2013.

January 2, 2013 Stink Bug Population Will Bounce Back in 2013

The invasive insects from Asia are poised to come back with a vengeance in 2013. Source: American University Radio (, Jan. 2, 2013.

November 20, 2012 Organic Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs?

The brown marmorated stink bug is hard to manage in conventional agriculture, but organic growers could be hit the hardest. Source: Ag Professional, Nov. 20, 2012.

October 11, 2012 Stink Bug Story: Hope and Damage

A solution to the stink bug invasion remains elusive, but research brings hope for farmers and residents in Rappahannock County, VA. Source: Rappahannock News, Oct. 11, 2012.

October 8, 2012 Stink Bugs Plot Foul-Smelling Return

The odoriferous insects are a nuisance to homeowners, but pose a bigger threat to agriculture. Source: USA Today, Oct. 6, 2012.

October 8, 2012 Exploding Bug Population Stinking Up Maryland Farms

Farmers in Maryland are smelling a resurgence in the area’s stink bug population this year. Source: CBS DC, Oct. 8, 2012.

October 5, 2012 Stink Bugs Return to Pittsburgh Area

Stink bugs in Pennsylvania flee from crop fields and wood lots and look for a place to spend the winter. Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 5, 2012.

September 28, 2012 Dreaded Stink Bug Found in Ontario

The stink bug has been spotted in Canada, presenting a new threat to Canadian agriculture. Tracy Leskey and Amy Stewart advise. Source: The Current, CBC Radio One, Sept. 28, 2012.

September 25, 2012 It's Time to Raise a Stink over U.S. Invasion by This Bug

The invasive species sneaks into American homes this fall. Tracy Leskey advises. Source:, Sept. 25, 2012.

September 18, 2012 Stink Bugs Moving Back Indoors for the Winter; Search to Stop Them Continues

Stink bugs are back, searching for a winter hideaway after spending the summer eating and continuing the species. George Hamilton advises. Source: Hunterdon Democrat (N.J.), Sept. 17, 2012.

July 17, 2012 OSU Seeks Grower Help in Finding Stink Bug

An Oregon State University entomologist at a blueberry field day asked farmers to keep an eye out for the brown marmorated stink bug and report findings. Source: Capital Press, July 18, 2012.

July 11, 2012 Marmorated Stink Bug – Soon a Threat?

Jim Birkholz, owner of Pleasant Valley Orchard, brought back information when he was at the Fruit Growers Conference concerning a new threat to fruits and vegetables. Source: Post Review (Minn.), July 11, 2012.

July 6, 2012 Oregon Winegrowers Raise Stink about Bug

Invasive pest detected in Willamette Valley towns, not yet in vineyards. Source: Wines & Vines, July 6, 2012.

July 2, 2012 Stink Bug Crisis Reaches 38 States, Pacific Coast

Tucked away in the House-passed farm bill is $831,000 to fund added research of the bug and what will kill it. Source: Washington Examiner, July 2, 2012.

June 20, 2012 Where Have All the Stink Bugs Gone?

While stink bugs have disappeared in some Western Pennsylvania areas, they’re still thriving in others. Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 20, 2012.

June 18, 2012 Oregon State University Researchers Find Ag Pest Gaining Ground

The brown marmorated stink bug has turned up in the orchards of Hood River and the Rogue River Valley. Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, June 18, 2012.

June 17, 2012 Really Bugging Us: Invasive Insects Threatening Area's Trees, Crops

The brown marmorated stink bug and the emerald ash borer are two invasive species that are threatening the Hudson Valley’s environment and economy. Source: Daily Freeman, June 17, 2012.

May 23, 2012 New Canadian Working Group Will Tackle BMSB

This national group of horticultural industry and government representatives will also develop a plan for combating spotted wing drosophila. Source: Better Farming (Ontario), May 23, 2012.

May 21, 2012 Milburn Orchards Using Lights to Fight Stink Bugs This Summer

Nathan Milburn is hoping to shed some light on the damage stink bugs are doing to crops all over Cecil County, DE. Source: Newark Post Online, May 21, 2012.

May 8, 2012 Virginia Tech Project Exploring Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control

Thomas Kuhar and Kathy Kamminga, Virginia Tech entomologists, have received a Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant to find IPM alternatives to conventional insecticides for controlling the invasive pest. Source: Southeast Farm Press, May 8, 2012.

March 16, 2012 Stink Bugs Migrating to the Deep South

Recently BMSB was detected in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, where farmers grow juicy vegetable and citrus crops the bugs are known to destroy. Source: Washington Post, Mar. 16, 2012.

February 5, 2012 Storms May Have Killed Off Many Stink Bugs

Scientists aren’t sure if we’ll see fewer of them when warm weather returns. Source: Baltimore Sun, Feb. 5, 2012.

January 9, 2012 Out of Odor: Offensive-Smelling Bugs Put U.S. Farmers on the Defensive

Pests fly among crops and nest in homes as scientists battle the stinky “takeover.” Source: Wall Street Journal, Jan. 9, 2012.

October 18, 2011 Cornell Researchers Attack a Stinker of a Pest; iPhone Users Can Help Track the Invader

The Northeastern IPM Center will lead national outreach and education, while Art Agnello ’74, professor of entomology at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, will study the impact of BMSB as it colonizes new habitats. Source: Cornell Chronicle, Oct. 18, 2011.

September 17, 2011 Economic Cost of Stink Bugs

Kevin Hackett and Tracy Leskey talk about the economic cost of the brown marmorated stink bug, accidentally brought to the U.S. from China in the late 1990s and now found in 30 states. Source: C-SPAN, Sept. 17, 2011.

August 7, 2011 Invasive Bugs Making a Bigger Stink

The brown marmorated stink bugs that took a $37 million bite out of the mid-Atlantic’s apple crop last year have awakened from winter hibernation, mated, and morphed into a possibly larger threat to farmers and homeowners. Source: Washington Post, Aug. 7, 2011.

June 23, 2011 The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Challenges Nursery Growers

This pest has jumped from a residential nuisance to a grower problem. Researchers provide details about effects on ornamentals and chemical control. Source: Nursery Management, June 23, 2011.