I have seen the eggs of brown marmorated stink bug as far back as spring of 2009 on pine trees in chandler and on sweet acacia in Scottsdale off of Dynamite Road. I was able to control them in both cases sence then I have seen and treated them successfully on numerous pine trees all over the valley.
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an insect not previously seen on our continent, was apparently accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania. It was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier.
If you look at the official map it shows these pests in the following states.
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia
You may notice that Arizona is not yet on the list. That’s probably why I called them the mystery bug when I first noticed them and just got blank looks from other local “tree experts” anyway take a good look at the eggs and go out and check your trees. There are some videos on the brown marmorated stink bug on the video player.I’ve been diagnosing and treating sick trees for over 45 years, and while I certainly don’t know everything I can usually help.
If you would like to have me come out to look at your trees, call me at (480) 969-8808 and see if we can help.
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