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Monitoring for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a significant nuisance for homeowners and can be devastating for farmers. Since its accidental introduction to the US from Asia in 1996, Rutgers NJAES Pest Management Teams have been tracking, studying, and formulating management plans to combat this pest.

Beginning in late May and early June you may find stink bugs emerging to feed on a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and other plants. You may find them on your house siding or inside your home. Learn about this important pest and the current recommendations on what you can do to combat it.

If you're not sure whether you have the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, please see the How to Identify the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug link and then fill out the secure electronic form, which will be sent to researchers currently working on monitoring this pest. If you are able to capture a specimen, please do so in any type of container. For more information please see the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension fact sheet FS002 (PDF file).

Photo of Dr. George Hamilton in a lab.

Invasion of the Stink Bug

Rutgers researcher George Hamilton studies stinkbugs in his laboratory in Blake Hall on the G. H. Cook Campus, and he's sure of one thing: If you have not already encountered one of these distinctive pests, you will. Soon.

[Northeast IPM Center] This site is supported, in part, with funding from the Northeastern IPM Center.