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Controlling Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Contacts: Sharon Durham, (301) 504-1611,

Dennis O'Brien, (301) 504-1624,


News Story: Combating USDA's Top-ranked Invasive Insect

AR Magazine Feature Story: ARS Works Toward Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Video Podcast: Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (2 minutes 30 seconds)   |   Transcript


Background Story Links:

Combating the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: A New Threat for Agriculture, A Nuisance for Homeowners

ARS Research Explains Link between Stink Bug, Cotton Disease

Trap Would Help Keep Stink Bugs Outdoors


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filmstip A brown marmorated stink bug on an apple. ARS scientists inspect a trap baited with experimental pheromone lures. Adult and late-instar nymph stink bugs feed on a Honey Crisp apple. An adult parasitoid insect emerging from an egg of a stink bug. A technician counts the number of adult male and female stink bugs captured in a trap. ARS scientists evaluate purities of synthetic lures.

Food engineer pours fish gelatin solution into a pan for drying. Food microbiologist places a frozen catfish fillet into a device for surface decontamination by pulse UV treatment. Scientists demonstrate a technique where channel catfish are immersed in water containing the modified live Streptococcusiniae vaccine. Researchers load lipid samples extracted from tissue for analysis of fatty acids. Fish nutritionist examines flax oil that will be infused into pellets for rainbow trout feed. Researchers study the effect of smoking temperature on survival of Listeria monocytogenes.