The Return of the Stink BugJanay Rickwalder
Saturday, January 5, 2013
After a reprieve last year, the brown marmorated
stink bug is expected to make a reappearance in the Washington
D.C. area this spring, according to the
While stink bugs do not pose serious property or safety threats
to homeowners, their tendency to invade homes in high numbers can
be a nuisance. In addition, this smelly pest has been known to
cause extensive damage to crops, resulting in millions of dollars
in losses for farmers.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends that
homeowners take steps now to
pest-proof their homes against this stinky pest. Seal and caulk
cracks around widows, doors and the foundation of the home, and
repair damaged screens. Also, keep outdoor lighting to a minimum as
stink bugs are attracted to lights.