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The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug originally found in East Asia, was accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania. It was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, hitching a ride as a stowaway in packing crates.
The name “stink bug” refers to the scent glands located on the dorsal surface of the abdomen and the underside of the thorax.
Stink Bugs feed on a wide variety of host plants. Fruits attacked include apples, peaches, figs, mulberries, citrus fruits and persimmons. This true bug has also been reported on many ornamental plants, weeds, soybeans and beans for human consumption. Feeding on tree fruits such as apple results in a characteristic distortion that renders the fruit unmarketable as a fresh product. This insect is becoming an important agricultural pest in Pennsylvania. In 2013, it produced severe damage and losses in some apple and peach orchards. It also has been found feeding on blackberry, sweet corn, field corn and soybeans. In neighboring states it has been observed damaging tomatoes, lima beans and green peppers.

Stink Bug infestations are not known to cause harm to humans, but in the fall when it becomes colder Adult Stink Bugs invade homes under siding, through cracks around windows and door frames. Once inside they will go into a state of hibernation to survive the winter and the warmth inside a house causing them to become active and may fly around. The stink bug will not reproduce inside structures or cause damages. However by simply handling the bug, squashing, or pulled into a vacuum cleaner, can trigger it to release a pungent odor that is quite apparent.
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