BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUGS

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Description:

About 5/8” long. Have a brown to grey shield shape body and the eyes are deep red in color.

Damage / Signs of Presence:

Pitting and scaring of fruit.

Habitat:

Feed on fruit bearing trees and plants. Will seek to overwinter in structures.

Food:

Fruit trees including: Apple, Peach, Mulberries and Citrus to name a few. Also feed on agricultural fields including corn and soybeans.

Life Cycle:

Adults overwinter and will emerge in the spring and will lay egg masses of 20 to 30 eggs on underside of leaves. Nymphs will go through 5 stages before coming adults. The overall life span is several months to a year.

Management:

Exclusion is ideal but can crawl through very small openings. Treatment of the exterior of the structures during the time of presence is important. This is usually end of August and September when they look to overwinter inside structures.

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