First detected in the United States a decade ago, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is now in at least 39 states, is wreaking havoc in homes and gardens. It’s also a major economic threat to orchard fruits, garden vegetables and row crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ranks this pest as its top "invasive insect of interest."

The U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is working hard to find controls for this destructive landscape and food crop pest. To read a full report of the ARS’s work on the stink bug, click here.