The Stink Bugs is also known as the brown marmorated stink bug. The stink bug is native to Asia and was probably introduced to the United States through shipping. If was first documented in the U.S. in 1998 in Florida Since then it has been found all over the eastern seaboard. The adult brown Marmorated stink bug is about .75 inches long. Its body is nearly as wide as it is long. They have a shield like shape to their body. It is brown in color. The name “stink bug” comes from the scent glands they have located on the underside of the thorax
The Stink Bug is a pest that will devour fruits and vegetables. The largest threat in the foreseeable futures is the growth of the stink bug population and the destruction of fruit bearing trees and vegetable crops. Warm conditions could generate up to three generations of these pest insects in a year.
The stink bug is also a pest insect in homes. They are able to enter the home through small cracks and openings. Stink bugs can be found entering from cracks under or behind baseboards, around window and door trim, and around exhaust fans or lights in ceilings. Often times when they do find their way into a home there can be a very large infestation of these pests. Call a professional to help you with your stink bug control