Courtesy Oregon State UniversityThe Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, housed at Cornell University, has just released the latest video in a series about brown marmorated stink bugs.
This one deals with management, including insecticides, trap cropping, physical barriers, and organic and biological control techniques, according to a news release.
Earlier videos have looked at the non-native pest's history, identification, overwintering and spread, monitoring and mapping, and host plants.
The pest was recently found in residential yards in Sacramento, Calif. Although they have yet to be found in nearby commercial crops, officials fear it will be just a matter of time.
Since the pest was first detected in Pennsylvania, it has been confirmed in 40 states as well as Ontario.
It has caused severe agricultural and nuisance problems in six of those states.