Stink bugs populations are on the rise. Considered once a small insect of vegetable, fruit and nut crops, they now are causing noteworthy harm. They particularly prefer to feast upon the fresh fruit and seeds of plant life and ruin are carried out by piercing and sucking plant juices.

Stink bugs typically only invade dwellings over the tough winter season. They like to go in close to Sept and remain till June. If you respond fast, it is possible to reduce or totally end your stink bug pests dead in their tracks. The more time waiting, the more difficult it will likely be to get rid of the stink bugs.

Stink bugs, like the majority of pesky insects, are creatures of habit and the behavior is bringing about a distinctive method of preventing them in vegetable fields, peach orchards, pecan orchards, and nurseries. Stink bugs discharge gas as a method of defending themselves from potential predators. It’s bitter, foul-smelling and possesses the tendency to stick around after it’s been released. These fairly harmless insects turn out to be even bigger pests in the winter months when they move into your house to flee the chilly temperatures.

Stink bugs are slow-moving insects that basically appear to be flat beetles. Some are dark brown, some are green and several are rusty reddish colored.

Regardless of what color they are or where you reside, all stink bugs have certain things in common: they feed on almost everything plus they stink.

If it is spring or fall, you are likely to be invaded by stink bugs. You will notice these smelly insects more during these two seasons than you will the other. Farmers are faced with invasions even through the summer season.

Bug invasions take place in the springtime because these bugs stay sheltered throughout the winter months and come back out when it warms up. They just love the heat. This usually occurs in the month of April. When the bug comes out of “hiding”, they are hungry and the females are ready to lay there first set of eggs. While the males are swarming to feed themselves, the females are looking for the perfect leaf to lay their eggs on.

This is also the time when farmers are out planting their crops. As the crops begin to sprout, the crops are invaded by both males and females. After the female has placed her eggs on a leaf, it can take as little as 5 days for them to hatch and as little as a week after that for the nymphs to get their wings. The female can lay up to 130 eggs at a time and mates about 4 times a year. You can see the potential for crop infestation.

They’re a nuisance in homes, but for farmers, they’re a dangerous pest that can destroy crops. The USDA is looking to control the insects by importing their natural predator like the parasitic Asian wasp. There are almost 300 types of stink bugs and a lot of them are helpful because they eat other pests. So we need to know if these wasps will go after other stink bugs too.

Large numbers of stink bugs can be trouble. The insects have already destroyed fruit crops and infested homes.

Entomologists who track these stink bugs and their skunk-like odor have noted that when they’re alarmed, disturbed or threatened they will let off a foul odor.

Looking at the latest invasion of stink bugs the bugs are here invading the fruit growing areas.

Long Island and the grape-growing areas of the Finger Lakes could be vulnerable. Pest control Geelong experts say that bugs like to attach themselves to grapes and, if the bugs make it through the fermenting process, they can literally stink up a good bottle of wine.

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