Figure 1: Life stages of the brown marmorated stink bug (adult ; eggs ; nymphs [3-7]). Photo credit: Kent Loeffler, Photo Lab, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Cornell University
Figure 2: Coloration of adult brown marmorated stink bug; marbled-brown body with dark and light banding on antennae and edge of abdomen. Photo credit: Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, bugwood.com
Scientific name: Halyomorpha halys
Innovative Detection - Swimming pools can be used to detect the brown marmorated stink bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control Options for Homeowners
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is known to occur in Minnesota, and was found invading homes in small numbers (one or two bugs per home) in the winter of 2010/2011. Like most other invasive species, it is expected that populations and associated impacts will increase. Below is a summary of tactics for homeowners to use if considering control of BMSB. This information was derived from publications by various university extension services on BMSB and similar home invading pests.
If you suspect you have seen this pest or an infestation in Minnesota, Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
"Arrest the Pest"
1-888-545-6684 (toll free)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org