BMSB in the News

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

Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture’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, January 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’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, December 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: UdineToday, October 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 DC 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, March 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, March 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, March 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:, March 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, March 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, October 30, 2016.

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