Stink Bug Season Is Underway - Here's The Secret To Getting Rid Of Them!

To go With AFP Story by Kerry Sheridan

It barely measures half an inch long - but this tiny insect is capable of kicking up a stink.

The halyomorpha halys, also known as the marmorated stink bug, is named after the putrid stench it releases from its glands as a defense mechanism.

The bugs, native to China, Japan and Taiwan, were accidentally introduced to the US in the mid-1990s.

They have since spread to 40 states and in 2010 ruined over $30 million worth of American apple crops alone.

We all hate stinkbugs and a few years ago someone came up with a way to trap these little suckers for good!

Here's a reminder how to do it. Happy Stink Bug Catching!

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