Virginia BMSB Information


Cooperative Extension Offices

State IPM Program

BMSB Researchers in Virginia:

  • Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech
  • Chris Bergh, Virginia Tech

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Maps and Resources

News and Updates

May 2, 2017 Fewer Stink Bugs around D.C. 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.

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, VA. Source: Rappahannock News, Oct. 11, 2012.

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: Roanoke Times, Jan. 29, 2016.

May 8, 2012 Virginia Tech Project Exploring Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control

Thomas Kuhar and Kathy Kamminga, Virginia Tech entomologists, have received a Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant to find IPM alternatives to conventional insecticides for controlling the invasive pest. Source: Southeast Farm Press, May 8, 2012.

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, Feb. 17, 2015.

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, Mar. 10, 2016.