Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets Show Promise for Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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In the effort to control the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), agricultural and urban pest management professionals may have a new tool to add to collection: long-lasting insecticide nets. Having been primarily used in protecting against malaria and other insect-vectored diseases, long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs), which have insecticide incorporated within their fibers and […]

Temperature Affects Stink Bugs More than Any Other Factors

By Richard Levine Many things can affect the size and range of insect populations, including the climate, the availability of food sources, and the absence or presence of predators. But when it comes to certain stink bugs, researchers have found that temperature is the most important factor affecting regional distribution and abundance. By using complex […]

Natural Born Stink Bug Killer Found in Washington State

Since 2007, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been directing studies of a tiny Asian wasp called Trissolcus japonicus. These wasps are parasitoids of the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), which has caused millions of dollars in damage to fruit orchards since it was discovered in the U.S. less than two decades ago. Researchers […]

Research on Stink Bug Damage to Sweet Corn May Help Growers Manage Them

Cooperative Extension agents and researchers at the University of Delaware are taking a closer look at how brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) are causing damage to developing ears of sweet corn, the results of which could lead to better pest management strategies for growers throughout the state. Their findings were recently published in the […]

Stink Bugs’ Tree Host Preferences May Provide Management Clues

By Kevin Fitzgerald Since its discovery in Pennsylvania in 1998, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), an invasive species native to eastern Asia, has swept into most U.S. states, parts of Canada, and several European countries. The creature feasts on a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, soybeans, and ornamental plants. New research published in […]