September 27, 2010 – Segment 3

Farms and homes across the state of Maryland are dealing with a new pest. The brown marmorated stink bug migrated to the US from Asia, and this season the invasive species has appeared in record numbers across the state.

Farms and homes across the state of Maryland are dealing with a new pest. The brown marmorated stink bug migrated to the US from Asia, and this season the invasive species has appeared in record numbers across the state. A nuisance in the home – stink bugs can appear in large numbers, and earn their name if squished – they are more than a minor annoyance to farmers, whose fruit and corn crops have been ravaged by the voracious pest. Today we check in with Dr. Mike Raupp, a Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, about the origins of the bug, and what can be done to control it.

Written by Marc Steiner

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