Stink Bugs: New IPM Guide for Midwestern Corn, Soybean Growers

Stink bug adults

Farmers in the midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they have a new free resource for understanding and managing the emerging pests. Today, the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) published “Identification, Biology, Impacts, and Management of Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: […]

Why Stink Bug Pheromone Traps Perform Poorly During Winter Invasions

brown marmorated stink bug

Score one for the brown marmorated stink bug, again. Since the pernicious pest arrived in the United States nearly 20 years ago, it has proven difficult to fend off, attacking crops in the summer and invading homes in the fall and winter. And, as a team of researchers has recently found, one of the leading […]

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

ZeroFly net

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 […]