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Rick j.

stoughton WI

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), like other stink bugs, feed by inserting their mouth parts into the leaves, flowers, buds, fruits, and seeds of host plants and sucking plant sap. Large infestations of stink bugs may cause plants, especially small plants and young tender growth, to wilt, become stunted and misshapen, or die. Other damage includes yellow or white blotches on leaves; misshapen or aborted fruits, seeds, and buds; calluses, blemishes or depressions; and black pits on nuts. Tomatoes exhibit a condition called cloudy spot (pale yellow spots and a white pithy area just under the skin at the puncture site). Peaches and other fruits may develop scarring and dimpling resulting in cat-facing or a pitted appearance. The seeds in soybean pods may be deformed, small, discolored, or shriveled. these are an invasive species from asia. they look similiar to a squash bug but they are longer and wider. they can carry diease but not sure if they carry disease that will damage pumpkins. i am finding a number of these around the outside of my house and inside. just a heads up to other growers, these can damage other crops as well.

9/23/2017 3:26:43 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Rick I really think it's time you move to a different house....sounds like you live in a bug protection area.. or a bug breeding ground.. lol... man o man time to nuke the whole property with some demand cs.

9/28/2017 9:09:09 AM


Bloomington, IN USA

Rick, you're not the only one.
I don't know if it's the brown marmorated variety but the deck on the back of our house is just crawling with stink bugs & has been for a couple of weeks.
But they don't dare to get on my squash due to the Warrior T.
I terminated 26 of them yesterday.
That side of the deck is in the sun & I think they're attracted to the warmth.

10/3/2017 12:34:13 PM

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