BMSB in the News

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, October 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: The Richmond Register, October 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, September 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, August 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’ 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.

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.

June 16, 2015 Those Bugs Stink

What are stink bugs, where did they come from, and how can I get rid of them? Source: The 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: The 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, February 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 (Hamilton, Ontario), April 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, March 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, March 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, January 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 semi-finalist 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, January 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), January 2, 2015.

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

The brown marmorated stink bug could set back integrated pest management, and breeding of apples for insect and disease resistance is an important step forward. Source: Capital Press, December 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 entering the country. Source: Wairarapa Times-Age (New Zealand), December 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, November 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, November 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: The Sacramento Bee, October 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, October 17, 2014.

October 6, 2014 Master Gardener: Marmorated stink bug threatens 100 plant species

The brown marmorated stink bug uses more than 100 different plant species for food, including many fruits, vegetables, field crops and landscape ornamentals. Source: The Daily News Online, October 6, 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: The Columbus Dispatch, September 21, 2014.

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