Friday, April 1, 2011

Stink bug epidemic spreads to 33 states

USA - Stink bugs are named after the smell they emit whenever they are squashed or crushed. Like bed bugs they do not transmit disease and are not poisonous. They do however bite you, eat your plants and vegetables and emit an appalling stench when they are squeezed that resembles decaying garbage. They are also almost impossible to get rid of and have wings which means they fly off when you try to catch them. So far this year the bugs have been spotted as far west as California, in Minnesota to the North and Florida in the South. Hailing originally from China, Japan and Korea each stink bug has the capacity to lay up to 30 eggs per nesting session.  More…

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