BMSB in the News

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.

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), October 24, 2016.

October 7, 2016 New Tool in Detecting BMSB

Washington state researchers examine new tools for combating BMSB. Source: Good Fruit Grower, October 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, March 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, March 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, March 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: The Roanoke Times, January 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, January 21, 2016.

December 7, 2015 Stink Bug Continues Its Spread

Northwest growers should be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bug. Source: Good Fruit Grower, December 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, October 12, 2015.

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