New York and NEw JErsey Stinkbug Control
Resistant to many types of pesticides
There are about 7,000 species of stink bugs (Pentatomoidea) separated into 14 or 15 families. Sometimes referred to as shield bugs or chust bugs, stink bugs receive their name as a result of small glands located on their thorax that are capable of emitting a malodorous liquid when a stink bug is mishandled. These winged insects can generally be found in or near vegetation, especially on tomatoes, melons, and beans. Since a large portion of stink bugs are brown or green in color, they blend in with their surroundings.
Stink bugs are not dangerous and their odor can be washed away with soap and water. They are resistant to many types of pesticides and can be difficult to control. If you discover a stinkbug infestation, you should have an entomologist or bug expert identify the type of bug and determine what control can and should be used.