They're BACK! Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Oct. 13, 2013

OSU Offers Fact Sheet on Stink Bugs

Have you noticed Stink Bugs  again this Fall?  Residents of SW Ohio are reporting increased numbers of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in and around their homes as the bugs look for places to over winter as adults.

“Up until recently, stink bugs weren’t in populations large enough to cause a concern in Ohio,” “But as these bugs begin to increase in numbers across the state, the concern for soybean growers is the potential for yield declines due to the pests, which use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on the plant seeds.