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Anyone else notice a massive infestation of these little buggers this year? I've been trying to find some recent news or articles regarding this phenomenon but I haven't had much luck. Surely this is a cause for concern as they are apparently invasive and can decimate many different kinds of crops. 

 

I was at my dads in south Vancouver a few weeks ago helping him cut a few branches off a maple tree and there were literally hundreds of these things crawling all over the place. This weekend they were much bigger and climbing on the house. I am in North Delta and its the same thing, stink bugs everywhere. 

 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_marmorated_stink_bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, Korea and other Asian regions.[2] In September 1998 it was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it is believed to have been accidentally introduced.[3] The nymphs and adults of the brown marmorated stink bug feed on over 100 species of plants, including many agricultural crops,[4] and by 2010–11 had become a season-long pest in orchards in the Eastern United States.[5] In 2010, in the Mid-Atlantic United States, $37 million in apple crops were lost, and some stone fruit growers lost more than 90% of their crops.[6] It is now established in many parts of North America, and has recently become established in Europe and South America.[7]

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We had it way worse here in Abbotsford  about 3 years ago when the stinkers were fricken everywhere! I saw an article on I believe on SFU’s website warning about them and asking people to be on the lookout and to send pics if spotted. I emailed them and their only response was “yep, that’s them.”

 

Quite a few starting to show up lately but not nearly so many here so far. Maybe it’s because we’ve been squashing them steadily for 3 years.

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27 minutes ago, 4petesake said:

We had it way worse here in Abbotsford  about 3 years ago when the stinkers were fricken everywhere! I saw an article on I believe on SFU’s website warning about them and asking people to be on the lookout and to send pics if spotted. I emailed them and their only response was “yep, that’s them.”

 

Quite a few starting to show up lately but not nearly so many here so far. Maybe it’s because we’ve been squashing them steadily for 3 years.

Lol, nice looking bug you got there...well...see ya. 

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7 minutes ago, Bounce000 said:

The stink bug I have is the worst! Always super loud, make a giant mess, and most recently threw my car keys in my beer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re talking about 1 year olds right?

Those are domestic stink bugs. Annoying but harmless. I believe the proper scientific nomenclature is crotch goblin. 

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