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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Stink bug is an ever-present species of insect that regularly over winters in our attics and homes. Many times the presence will go unnoticed and one day they will seem to appear out of nowhere! This insect is relatively new to the United States, as it is classified as an invasive species that appeared in the U.S. in the 1990's. This insect has an overwhelming presence throughout New England and the country. 

Identification & Facts (Halyomorpha halys)

Stink bugs have the appearance of a kite shield-shaped body. They are typically 3/4 of an inch long at full-size and are frequently misidentified as the Western Coniforsead bug. 

  • Stink bugs eat leaves, flowers, fruit, and crops like soybeans. They also eat other insects, such as caterpillars.

  • Stink bugs live in orchards, gardens, and farms.

  • Stink bugs do not hurt humans, but they can cause a lot of damage to crops and plants.

Timing is everything when it comes to proper Stink bug control. The key is preventing the stink bugs from entering your home in the early fall. Many times the best preventative treatments could be as simple as replacing a screen. Let Ellington Pest customize a solution for you!

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