Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: An Invasive Insect Pest

SKU A4143

Author(s) Christelle Guédot, Janet van Zoeren.

In the summer of 2016, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) was detected for the first time in agricultural crops in Wisconsin. As they are capable of flying up to 70 miles per day, they are able to travel great distances to reach and damage suitable crops.

In the fall, BMSB often invade homes looking for a warm place to overwinter. Although they do not carry disease nor bite humans, BMSB can cause allergies and may emit an unpleasant odor, especially when disturbed.

This publication offers methods to mitigate BMSB damage, control populations, and keep BMSB out of homes (6 pages; 2017).