STINK BUG WANTED
By Kayla Murtaugh
WHO ARE THEY?
Their common named is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Scientifically they are known as the Halyomorpha Halys
WHAT CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THEM BY?
Adults are 1.7 centimeters in length and width. Their colors are various shades of brown every where with gray, off-white, black, copper, and bluish marks. Stink bugs legs are brown with faint white bands. Stink glands are located on their underside of them.
WHERE THEY AT THO?
They are originated from Japan or China. It is believed they hitch hiked as a stowaway in packing crates or on machinery.
First spotted in Allentown, Pennsylvania in September 1996.
WHAT DID THEY DO?
Stink bugs caused damage to crops across the Eastern U.S. by feeding on them. They do not have natural predators.
HOW TO GET RID OF THEM?
The control of stink bugs is a priority of the Department of Agriculture, which they use bait traps.