Stink Bugs are pesky insects that ruin fruits and vegetables, relax on walls and curtains inside, and live up to their name.
Stink Bugs are able to produce a noxious smelling secretion that is meant to deter predators from eating them. They will release this odor when threatened by anything, including people. They have been known to leave a funk in the home if crushed with a shoe or paper towel. It's possible that vacuuming them may also leave the secretion and its smell inside it. Gently removing them and releasing them outside is the best way to avoid the stink.
Aside from indoor issues, Stink Bugs are foragers and roam from plant to plant, sucking the juices from produce leaving scars or open injuries that can rot the fruit. They can decimate a garden and are hard to control once an infestation is afoot.
Scientific Name: Various spp.
Size (Adult; Length): 13mm to 18mm (0.51in to 0.70in)
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