BMSB in the News
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 ‘Superpests’ swarming across America
Brown marmorated stink bugs are trouble for farmers, but lately the bugs have branched out. Source: FoxNews.com, September 25, 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 19, 2013 Large number of marmorated stink bugs found in California capital
A well-established population of brown marmorated stink bugs is found in a Sacramento neighborhood. Source: The Grower, September 18, 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.
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, August 23, 2013.
August 21, 2013 You can help scientists study stink bugs
Researchers are asking the public to help them figure out why stink bugs choose some houses over others. Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting, August 21, 2013. Download participant form.
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 behaviors, DNA and even scent. Source: The 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: The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU, May 7, 2013
May 6, 2013 Researchers study unleashing wasp to crush stink bug invasion
Researchers at Oregon State University are trying to make sure the brown marmorated stink bug doesn't overtake Oregon farmlands. Source: KATU.com, May 6, 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, April 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, April 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, April 6, 2013.
March 1, 2013 Stinkbug threat has farmers worried
Asian stinkbugs devour American crops, but are predator wasps the answer? Source: National Geographic, March 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, February 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, January 30, 2013
January 25, 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, January 25, 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, January 18, 2013