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Stinky Bugs Invasion

Thursday, October 16, 2014

They’re creepy and crawly, but they don’t bite. However, they do stink. And they want in your home. This winter you will be noticing the brown marmorated stink bugs, of BMSB, in your home, and in your yard.

 

Why are stink bugs here?

They’re here simply because they are cold and hungry. They aren’t hiding either; they just hang out there on the walls, windows, screens, vents, and in your attics.

What can we do about these smelly bugs?

Unfortunately there is no sure-fire way to get rid of these pests. This week, Oregon Department of Agriculture workers are setting up to 50 traps in the hopes that they will find a way to get them out.

 

The good news:

Stink bugs are easy to catch and they won’t bite or sting you!

 

The bad news:

Not only have stink bugs made your home theirs; they can also cause major damage to your home garden and crops. It is possible that these bugs could waste to commercial fruit, nuts and vegetables worth more than $700 million.



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