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05 September

Spotting the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

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The Brown Marmorated (BM) stink bug was first spotted by scientists in Allentown, PA in 1998. Since that time, this stink bug has continued to move east and across Long Island.  It immigrated from China, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.

Facts About the Brown Marmorated  Stink Bug

This bug - the Brown Marmorated (BM) stink bug - will eat almost any kind of vegetation. Farmers report severe damage to apples and pears.  It really becomes a nuisance pest both indoors and out when it is attracted to the outside of houses on warm fall days. The stink bug is searching for protected, overwintering sites like the inside of your house. You might see it again during the winter on the warm sunny days and again when it emerges in the spring. This type of stink bug has no natural predators.

Stink bugs can be seen in tens of thousands on the sides of people’s homes and in their attics. They don’t breed in your home or create a nest. The stink bugs go into hibernation in the winter. Although they don’t damage your home, if many are crushed or are pulled into your vacuum cleaner, you’ll realize quickly that they stink! Some people say that stink bugs smell like something is rotting! Other people claim that stink bugs smell like skunks or cilantro.

Other bugs may look like the brown marmorated stink bug. In our area, you might confuse them with the boxelder or western conifer seed bug.

Fun fact: When a brown marmorated stink bug finds a good home for the winter, it signals its’ friends to join it.

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