brown marmorated stink bug

certifiable nuisance
7:00 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Spread of Sweaty Sock-Scented Bugs Alarms Growers, Scientists

Invasive stink bug on an olive branch in the Willamette Valley.
Vaughn Walton Oregon State University

A malodorous invasive bug has gone from a worry to a certifiable nuisance for some Northwest farmers and gardeners. The name of this insect is a mouthful: the brown marmorated stink bug.

Researchers say the population really seems to have taken off this year. With the approach of winter, these stink bugs are leaving the fields and may just crawl into your home.

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