The marmorated stink bug is actually a recently foreign pest introduced to the U.S. from Eastern Asia in the mid-1990s. Stink bugs are fairly common and considered an invasive species. Other aliases for the stink bug are the yellow-brown or East Asia stink bug. Though it was not identified or recognized until September of 2001, in the fall of 1996, the stink bug was first collected in the United States in Allentown, PA. So far, this insect has been discovered in 44 different states as they quickly spread across the United States. Originating in Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan, the marmorated stink bug has a tendency to release an odor when they are disturbed or crushed, hence they are rightfully named. Sharing various characteristics with different insects including ants, beetles and other bugs. To share some of the basic information of stink bugs, we at Stewart Termite & Pest Control would like to continue to elaborate.
What Do Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Look Like?
Being that they average about ¾” in size, the marmorated stink bug are a mottled grayish-brown insect that have six legs extending from their triangular or shield shaped bodies. In addition to Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, they do have antennae and are found all over the eastern half of the U.S. Some describe their bodies as large and oval shaped. They look larger yet since their legs extend from the sides. With darker bands on the wings and lighter bands on their antennae, the marmorated stink bug are primarily a dull brownish color. These stink bugs are accomplished fliers, and when they land, their wings fold on top of their body. Their wings are not fully developed when these bugs are nymphs. Their wings help identify their stage by adulthood. These immature stink bugs are called nymphs when they hatch from their eggs. Nymph marmorated stink bugs are red and yellow and as they develop, the yellow coloring evolves to white. They also have bright red eyes during the nymph stage lifecycle. When the nymphs molt or shed their skin, they shed 5 times during their lifecycle. Stink bugs get larger every time the stink bug molts. By the last molt, the nymphs are nearly as big as an adult stink bug.
Stink Bug Infestation
At first homeowners will frequently often first detect the stink bugs when there are infesting, and the stink bugs typically invade in the fall in mass. When people find living or dead stink bugs, there is an obvious infestation. Stink bugs will stick to the sunnier sides of homes where then can ensure they warm themselves. People will detect the stink bugs from the damage they do to their vegetation for homeowners with gardens and in farming communities.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Your House
Stink bugs may become active on warm, sunny days, but they often stay hidden until spring when they become active. In they have overwintered in your home, during spring they begin to seek a way outside. Most homeowners are upset by the size and unpleasant smell of the bugs in their home.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control
Contact the professionals of Stewart Termite & Pest Control and let our technicians eliminate the infestation quickly and efficiently in the event you suspect or know you have stink bugs. With the assistance of our certified professionals using effective products and expertise, we can ensure they are completely removed. Contact us to learn more today!