Where do stink bugs come from and what can we do to stop them
Stink bugs come crawling from all over the place! How often have you heard that recently? there’s no denying here, we’re under attack. Stink bugs come crawling into our houses, take over our gardens, and it appears they are here to stink, sorry stay that is.
Stink bugs, also known as Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs becoming a serious epidemic in North America in the past 15 years or so and are quickly extending their habitats each year.
Question is, where do stink bugs come from, and how exactly do they get here?
Stink bugs are originated in Asia, and are long known in China, Japan and other Far East countries. It is not entirely clear how stink bugs made it to the states but it is believed that stink bugs were accidentally introduced to the US sometimes between 1996 and 1999 when they were first collected.
Stink bugs were first spotted in Allentown, Pennsylvania and scientists assume they were hiking their way on an infected shipment. Since then, Sting Bugs have managed to quickly spread across North America and can now be found nearly anywhere in the Americas, although more vastly spread in the eastern part of the continent where they were first introduced.
In Asia, where stink bugs come from, they have natural predators and their numbers are controlled by a well established ecosystem. In addition, Stink bugs are also consumed by locals contributing further more to their population control.
Stink Bugs are aliens to Northern America and as such have very few predators. Since introduced, they have managed to quickly reproduce and spread and are considered a serious threat to crops, plant, and trees as they feed on their sap.
Knowing what Stink Bugs eat may help you prevent them from getting close to your house, and alert you on risks to your crops and garden.
Where do stink bugs come from during spring?
Stink bugs come to seek warmth and shelter during autumn and will hide and hibernate during winter time in dark warm places. Can you think of one? Yes, that’s right; Stink bugs love our houses and will invade them early autumn and remain there, eating our fruits, vegetables and rubbish. If not managed, stink bugs will submerge from their hideout early spring and quickly reproduce.
Stink bugs eggs are carefully hidden on the undersides of leaves. The deposited eggs within a week and before you know it, a whole new generation of smelly pests are on their way to spread across the country and cause serious damages to our crops.
As many similar incident occurred in recent years, such as the ladybugs, or the Scorpion Fish invasion, it is important for us not only to understand where stink bugs come from but also how such thing has happened and what can we do to prevent such catastrophes from recurring.
Stink Bugs are quickly spreading across our continent. We must do whatever we can to stop them before it’s too late.
Learn more on how to get rid of stink bugs and help us fight back, protecting our crops. plants and entire ecosystem from further destruction.