Stop Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs - USDA

Oct. 16, 2014



Infestations and Regulations

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, coming to a poorly sealed attic near you


You might not think of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug as a pest of significant concern, but this fairly new agriculturally damaging pest can create an enormous nuisance for homeowners, too. This is the time of year with the BMSB shelters in warm homes, sometimes in numbers exceeding tens of thousands of individual insects. When not invading homes for warmth, BMSB naturally overwinters in tree bark crevices, meaning that it has high potential to be a firewood vectored invasive insect.

Source -  Firewood Outreach Professionals Newsletter -


Visit the USDA Website for detailed information about these stinkbugs

The brown marmorated stink bug,Halyomorpha halys (Stål), is a voracious eater that damages fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops in North America. With funding from USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative, our team of more than 50 researchers is uncovering the pest’s secrets to find management solutions for growers, seeking strategies that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.