Stink Bugs

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Some species of stink bugs are large insects — adults can reach almost .8” in length. Their body is almost as wide as it is long. They are good fliers. Stink bugs are found throughout North America.

There are many species of stink bugs in the United States.

Some species Stink Bugs 2are green and some are brown. They get their common name from the unpleasant smell they produce when they are threatened.

Scientists use the term “plant-feeders” to describe many stink bugs. This means that the bugs attack plants for food.

Stink bugs attack the fruits, Stink Bugs 3vegetables and ornamental plants that grow in the area where they live. Depending on the location, stink bugs will feed on peaches, apples, tomatoes, green peppers, soybeans, pecans and even cotton.

In the warm areas of the country, stink bugs can be serious pests of citrus. Many species of stink bugs have been found feeding on citrus, but the southern green stink bug, Nezara viridula (L), is the one that attacks citrus most often.


Every spring my orange tree is covered in stink bugs that suck the sap and cause the fruit to drop off. I have an effective way to get rid of these bronze orange stink bugs using soap and water. Watch my video for all the details of this simple and effective method


How to Control Stink Bugs - Bronze Orange Bugs in Citrus / Orange / Mandarin / Grapefruit - Simple


There is a overwhelming amount of stink bugs here in the states especially here in Maryland. Is the Praying Mantis the solution to the problem? Not sure but this guy is really enjoying his meal


Praying mantis eats stink bug!




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