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10/1/2021​

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Tim Gibb, Purdue Extension Entomologist

Having trouble with Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs entering your home this fall?  This is the time of year that they move to buildings and other structures to pass the winter.  In addition, this is an introduced pest and we are in the middle of seeing its population numbers sky-rocket.  Bottom line is that this pest will do nothing but get worse.  (They are terrible at my house ☹)


Below are a couple of articles that may shed additional light. 

https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/HN-90.pdf

https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/E-273/E-273.html

 



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Brown marmorated stink bug (left) compared to native brown stink bug (right). Photo credit John Obermeyer