Researchers are finding ways to stop the devastating forces of the brown marmorated stink bug. Listed as the top invasive insect of interest by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the stink bug has been detected in 38 states and caused nearly $37 million in economic losses to the apple industry in 2010. Scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service have partnered with several universities and research services to find ways to attract and trap the destructive pest. Methods include using a pheromone attractant to trap the bugs and classical biological control to reduce the population. Read more.
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