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    StinkBugged.com was started as a resource site to provide information on how to combat stink bugs by pointing you to effective products, methods or services.

    I believe with the right tools, (and a positive attitude) you can fight the stink bug infestation and win.

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  • All About Stink Bugs

    What is the stink bug? Where'd it come from? And why the heck can't we seem to get rid of it?

    Stink bugs, also known as shield bugs, belong to the family of insects known as pentatomidae. The insect most people are familiar with is technically the "brown marmorated" stink bug.

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Did You Know?

The brown marmorated stink bug (or Halyomorpha halys) was most likely brought to the United States sometime around 1998 probably from either China or Japan, where the bug has been a native nuisance for many years. As of Spring 2011, the bug has spread to 33 states, from the east coast all the way to California.

A stink bug's odor comes from two chemical compounds known as trans-2-octenal and trans-2-decenal, the latter being the compound that gives cilantro its distinctive aroma. The smell is typically bothersome, but not toxic, however some people have reported mild allergic reactions. In some cultures, the odor is appealing, and the insect is sought for consumption.

green foxtailIs The Green Foxtail Fungus
a Potential Savior?

Scientists at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry at Tottori University in Koyama, Japan may have finally found an effective stink bug repellent derived from a fungus that thrives in the green foxtail plant. Where conventional pesticides have failed, this fungus may succeed thanks to its symbiotic, host-protecting nature.

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