Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

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How to Identify an 

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated stink bugs are large (3/4 inch long), brown, and have a pattern of black and white on their backs. They are most easily identified by their large size and their patterned backs.

Where do they come from?

Brown marmorated stink bugs are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near crops or other sources of food. Brown marmorated stink bugs can also be brought into your home on food or garbage, or if you leave windows or doors open in the summer or spring.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of brown marmorated stink bugs is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

Nymphs of the brown marmorated stink bug
Shield-shape of the brown marmorated stink bug
Alternating black and white coloring on antennae and surrounding the wings

Where do they live?

Brown marmorated stink bugs can overwinter in mass in buildings and houses and they lay their eggs on host plants.


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A brown marmorated stink bug likes to eat a broad host range including fruits, vegetables, field crops, ornamentals, weeds and native species.

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