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2014-08-29 23:03:39

A new way to quickly sequence genes of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug - developed by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Department of Entomology - could lead to new ways to control this abundant and costly pest. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Department of Entomology have used a...

Stink Bugs Beware! Homemade Stink Bug Traps Squash Store-bought Models
2014-05-08 03:32:16

Amy Loeffler, Virginia Tech Traps are inexpensive, effective, and pesticide-free A Virginia Tech team of researchers has proven that homemade, inexpensive stink bug traps crafted from simple household items outshine pricier models designed to kill the invasive, annoying bugs. This discovery comes just as warm weather is coaxing the critters out of crevices of homes they were hiding in during the cold winter and homeowners will be looking for a way to get rid of the pest....

2014-03-06 23:28:07

New attractant formula traps even more stink bugs with the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap. Spokane, WA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Sterling International, manufacturer of the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap, has received a U.S. patent (8,663,620 B2) for murgantiol as a stink bug attractant. In testing by Sterling’s scientists, murgantiol was proven to have a synergistic effect on the original attractant used in the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap. By adding murgantiol, a proven attractant on its...

Stink Bug Saliva Proteins Used To Control Pests
2014-02-27 15:03:37

Penn State Brown marmorated stink bugs cause millions of dollars in crop losses across the United States because of the damage their saliva does to plant tissues. Researchers at Penn State have developed methods to extract the insect saliva and identify the major protein components, which could lead to new pest control approaches. "Until now, essentially nothing was known about the composition of stink bug saliva, which is surprising given the importance of these insects as pests and...

2014-02-05 23:29:36

But will stink bugs emerge from hibernation early? Experts at RESCUE! explain. Spokane, WA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil woke up from hibernation on Sunday, saw his shadow, and as legend goes, retreated back to his burrow for six more weeks of winter slumber. But what does this mean for insects that wake up from hibernation indoors? Unfortunately, once hibernating stink bugs wake up, they don’t go back to sleep like Phil. When the stored-up food in their...

New Study Could Help Rearing Of Stink Bugs For Biological Control
2014-01-05 07:13:10

Entomological Society of America Many people think of stink bugs as pests, especially as the brown marmorated stink bugs spreads throughout the U.S. However, certain stink bugs are beneficial, such as Podisus nigrispinus (Dallas), a predatory stink bug that is considered an important biological control agent for various insect pests of cotton, soybean, tomato, corn, kale, and other crops. Now a new study appearing in Annals of the Entomological Society of America called "Effect of Egg...

2013-03-08 23:01:53

Leading metropolitan pest control company issues a warning to Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia residents to prepare for a larger stink bug population this spring. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Leading Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia pest control company Affordable Pest, LLC, issues a warning to consumers to prepare for larger brown marmorated stink bug populations in the coming spring. “The Department of Agriculture and Virginia Tech research is...

2013-01-23 23:01:38

RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap offers consumers a proven “green” solution that protects yards & homes from the malodorous pests Spokane, WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 With the USDA recently naming the brown marmorated stink bug as the top invasive species in America and scientists predicting that the pungent pests will reach record numbers in 2013, the time is at hand to fight stink bugs. Rod Schneidmiller, president of Sterling International, developer of the RESCUE!® Stink...

Methods Improved For Trapping Stink Bugs
2013-01-18 10:41:51

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Baited black traps in a pyramid shape attract significantly more brown marmorated stink bugs than other traps, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Evaluating stink bug responses to different visual stimuli may help manufacturers design better traps for monitoring the bugs. Entomologist Tracy Leskey at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, W.V., focused on visual...


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