East Oregonian: Stink Bugs Invade Hermiston

The brown marmorated stink bug, even with its body odor and huge mouth, doesn’t look especially dangerous. But the insect has a modus operandi that is difficult to overlook.

The exotic pests use their piercing, straw-like mouths to efficiently suck out the innards of fruit, vegetables and leaves. They have ravaged orchards and field crops in places such as New York and Ohio.

The stink bug was discovered recently in a Hermiston catalpa tree.

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