BMSB in the News
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
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 D.C. area this year. Source: Washington Post, January 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 (wamu.org), January 2, 2013
December 18, 2012 Marmorated stink bug named top unwanted pest in Illinois
The brown marmorated stink bug has the dubious honor of being named the 2012 Most Unwanted Invasive Pest. Source: The Grower, December 18, 2012.
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, November 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, Virginia. Source: Rappahannock News, October 11, 2012.
October 8, 2012 Stink bugs plot foul-smelling return
The odiferous insects are a nuisance to homeowners, but pose a bigger threat to agriculture. Source: USA Today, October 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, October 2012
October 8, 2012 Rise in stink bugs across region causes concerns
Prolific insect devours fruits, vegetables, and is seemingly immune to insecticides. Source: The Poughkeepsie Journal, October 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, October 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, September 2012