ABOUT STINK BUGS

MEASURES TO CONTROL STINK BUGS

  • Change exterior lighting to yellow or sodium vapor
  • A proper repellent may help for structures impossible to seal
  • Application late in August
  • Inside a structure, usually found on the warm side
  • Seal all entry points (doors, window frames, electrical outlets, light switches, ceiling fans, skylights, light fixtures, 
  • Not advisable to kill in walls as beetles feed on
  • Can use glueboards which needs to be changed often
  • Not advisable to vacuum due to smell

BACK TO DR BUG

  • Introduced from Asia in 1996, identified in 2014, have quickly spread
  • Agricultural pest in China, Japan and Korea
  • Overwintering nuisance pest in structures
  • Attracted to lights

CHARACTERISTICS OF STINK BUGS

  • 1/2 to 5/8" in length
  • Mottled or marbled brown
  • Shield shaped
  • Mate and lay clusters of 20-30 eggs on the underside of leaves from May through August
  • Common in foliage in August
  • Eggs hatch in 4-5 days
  • 1 generation per year

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