Saturday, October 26, 2013


The may be prehistoric looking, but they are harmless to humans directly. They are, however, not so harmless to fruit crops and trees. The video below shows how to manage them best:


Bug of the Week thanks Doo-Hyung Lee, Doug Inkley, Tracy Leskey, Galen Dively, and other members of the BMSB Working Group for providing information and inspiration for this episode. Interesting studies including those by H. Martinson, M. J. Raupp, and P. M. Shrewsbury, “ Invasive stink bug wounds trees, liberates sugars, and facilitates native Hymenoptera”, and D. B. Inkley, “Characteristics of home invasion by the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)”, were also consulted. Support for our research on BMSB comes from USDA-NIFA SCRI Award #2011-51181-30937.

To learn more about BMSB biology, distribution, and management, please visit the following web site: http://www.stopbmsb.org/

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