Secret Site Map
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Home News Researchers Sniff Out Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Researchers Sniff Out Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Occasional Invaders

Natural hideouts of the overwintering pests investigated by USDA research team.

| August 7, 2012

KEARNEYSVILLE, W. Va. - Researchers believe they have identified where brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) gather in natural landscapes during winter, and their findings could help farmers manage this invasive insect, the Northeastern IPM Center reports.

Doo-Hyung Lee, a postdoctoral research associate with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, wants to understand the risks to growers from BMSB overwintering in natural landscapes.

"We know BMSB aggregate inside human-made structures in very high numbers," Lee said. "However, in the natural landscape, BMSB are spread out. They can be anywhere. They can remain unchecked by any management strategies, spreading randomly and building their population."

If researchers could better understand stinkbug behavior in the natural landscape, they may be able to develop a defense strategy for growers whose farms are located near woodlands, according to Lee. He and his colleagues ventured into the woods to gather information first-hand.

Read the full story at NortheastIPM.org

 

 

Top news

Cook’s Open House Showcases State-of-the-Art Training Facilities

Residential and commercial training centers provide hands-on educational opportunities in a “real-world” setting for technicians and sales personnel.

Arrow Exterminators Acquires Alchemy Pest Control

Alchemy is based in Raleigh, N.C., and serves the greater Raleigh-Durham area and surrounding communities.

Canada's Bed Bug Problem Worsening, Experts Say

Bed bugs are multiplying in record numbers in cities and smaller communities across Canada, CTN News reports.

'Super Ants' Discovered in London

An invasion of super ants that are attracted to electricity is feared to be spreading across the south of the country after a large nest was discovered in a house in London, metro.co.uk reports.

Bed Bugs Turn Up in Senate Office Building

The pests were found on the sixth floor of the Dirksen building last week, causing officials to take emergency measures such as closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape, the Daily Caller reports.