New Release by Kelly Estes, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Coordinator for Illinois
It is not uncommon to find stink bugs during the summer near tree fruits such as apples or peaches or in the garden. During the fall months, stink bugs are looking for places to hide in order to survive the winter. The Brown Marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an invasive pest that has been detected in Illinois and, like its native stink-bug counterparts, will also be in search of over-wintering sites. Unfortunately, the BMSB may be looking at your home as a retreat for the winter months.