A Winter Visitor

A Winter Visitor

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) was first introduced into the U.S. from
Asia back in the late 90s. It is believed that it came in through Pennsylvania and
has evolved into a major pest along the entire east coast. It reached Indiana last year
and moved west, coming into homes, offices and other structures in large numbers.
During the year, it feeds on different types of plants and can cause significant damage to crops and gardens. In the fall, it gathers to overwinter, swarming on structures of all types in different areas. The best way to control this invasive insect is by exclusion.


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