Stink Bugs in the Store Cupboard

Stink Bugs in the Store Cupboard first appeared on backyardbugpatrol.com.

Temperatures are cooling off, which  means we are heading towards the fall and the time of year when Stink Bugs like make their way into our homes and cause a nuisance. They no longer want to be outside eating through our crops or flowers in our yards, they want to be inside…eating our food and preparing for the lower temperatures.

Hold your nose: Stink bugs invade parts of U.S
Stink bugs start to make their way into your personal space as temperatures cool off and fall settles in. Dr. Celeste Welty, associate professor of Entomology at Ohio State University, told WBNS-10TV that the bugs likely made it here on produce shipments from Asia. Not only are they stinky pests, but these bugs can cause some serious issues.

With an appetite for pretty much everything, if you don’t have up to date stink bug control, you can pretty much guarantee that these little critters will be paying your store cupboard a visit. Feasting on your fruits, chomping on your chips and tasting all your treats. Here’s an article with some more information about the ‘stinkin problem’:-

What do Stink Bugs Eat?
Most stink bugs are plant feeders. The first generation in the spring often feed on weeds or grasses. As they develop into adults, they often migrate into fields, orchards and residential landscapes. In these environments, stink bugs feed on apples, peaches, berries, peppers, beans and pecans. They also feed on field crops like sorghum and cotton. Around homes, stink bugs have been found feeding on ornamental plants.

So maybe not all stink bugs want to eat our plants, but rather devour further pests that want to eat their way through our greens. The problem is, how do we know which ones are which? This bright green guy is one that stands out from the rest.

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