Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive insect and a very serious threat to Oregon agriculture. It feeds on more than 100 plants, including economically important crops and ornamentals. This card has photos and descriptions to help identify brown marmorated stink bugs and distinguish them from other insects. The card also includes photos of damage symptoms on several plants.

Sold as a package of 20 cards (5.5 x 4.5 inches).

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EM 9054    Published January 2013   
December 2020


Average: 5 (1 vote)


Traps consisting of large sticky yellow sheets and pheromone scent tabs can be found at local gardening sections. Initially overwhelmed in 2018, I used two sheets in garden areas where I found large concentrations of the stinkbugs, and pretty much wiped them out in 2019. I can highly recommend the method. As the bodies pile up on the sheet, their pheromones attract more bugs, compounding the effect. I placed the old sheets, overwintered in my shed, back out the next spring as the dead bugs attracted any new hatches. The population in my yard since has been relatively minimal, mostly showing up in the fall on my home's outside north walls as they seek warm winter hiding places. There they are easy marks for my fly swatter. This spring (2022) I may put out fresh sticky sheets just in case there is an explosion of hatch I need to stay ahead of.
Joel Ashley, Cl...

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