Stink Bugs

ABOUT STINK BUGS

Stink Bugs were introduced from Asia in 1996, identified in 2014 and have quickly spread. They are an agricultural pest in China, Japan and Korea. They are attracted to lights and are overwintering nuisance pests in structures.

CONTROL OF STINK BUGS

Change exterior lighting to yellow or sodium vapor. A proper repellent may help for structures impossible to seal. The best time to applicate is late August. Inside a structure, they are usually found on the warm side. Seal all entry points! It is not advisable to kill in walls as beetles will feed on them. Can use glue boards which need to be changed often. It's not advisable to vacuum stink bugs due to the smell.

CHARACTERISTICS OF STINK BUGS

Stink Bugs are 1/2 to 5/8" in length, mottled or marbled down. They are shield shaped. They mate and lay clusters of 20-30 eggs on the underside of leaves from May through August. They are common in foliage in August. Their eggs hatch in 4-5 days and they produce one generation per year.