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Old 10-19-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default East Tennessee under 'stink bug' invasion

East Tennessee under 'stink bug' invasion
Posted: 12:33 AM Oct 1, 2010
Reporter: Nick Bona

East Tennessee under 'stink bug' invasion
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East Tennessee is just one of many areas across the nation now under assault by an invasive species of bug.

The brown marmorated stink bug is native to mainland China, but was accidentally introduced to the United States in 1998 when they hitched a ride over on several shipping containers...
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What are Stink Bugs?

What are Stink Bugs?
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Stink bugs are resistant to many types of pesticides and can be difficult to control. If you discover an infestation of a type of stink bug, you should have an entomologist or bug expert identify the type of bug and determine what control can and should be used, if necessary. Be cautious handling stink bugs because though they can’t harm you, they will emit their odorous production, which most people find very offensive to their olfactory senses – hence the name “stink bug.” The odor of a stink bug does tend to linger, but unlike the similar dispersal system of a skunk, a stink bug’s odor can be washed away with soap and water.
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Trap Would Help Keep Stink Bugs Outdoors
By Dennis O'Brien
July 27, 2009

Trap Would Help Keep Stink Bugs Outdoors / July 27, 2009 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
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A trap to keep stinks bugs from Asia out of people’s homes is being developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, has expanded its range to Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware and Oregon since its discovery in Pennsylvania about a decade ago.

The bug’s impact on crops remains to be seen, but the biggest problem so far has been that it looks for warm wintering sites and makes its way indoors when the weather turns cool each fall. These bugs don’t harm humans, but if they’re squashed or pulled into a vacuum cleaner, they smell...
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Asian stink bugs invade Oregon
By KATU News and KATU.com
Reporter Jennifer Meacham
Story Published: Oct 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM PDT
Story Updated: Oct 6, 2010 at 10:39 AM PDT

Asian stink bugs invade Oregon | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon - Portland, Oregon | Local & Regional
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This week Oregon Department of Agriculture workers are setting up to 50 traps in the hopes they'll find a sure-fire way to get rid of these stinking bugs. They're using funnel traps made to trap wood-boring insects, which is where the first BMSB was found in Ladds Addition in 2004. The traps are loaded with a pheromone known to at least attract the brown-winged green stink bug.
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As a test the traps are being placed at several strategic sites in the Portland area where the bugs are known to be abundant, such as East Portland. They're also being placed in fruit-producing areas – such as Hood River and The Dalles – where these stink bugs have not yet been found.

The department also will test "bucket traps," a half-gallon trap the department has used for moths. Black pyramid traps are another option, known to draw in adult stink bugs but only in August. And, "next year, if funding is available, we might try some of the custom [stink bug] traps used in other areas," LaBonte said...
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