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Ohio researchers: Stink bugs likely here to stay

Published: Sun, October 6, 2013 @ 3:02 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — There’s an invasion taking place across Ohio.

Stink bugs — first identified in Pennsylvania in 1998 — are making their way into homes across Ohio. The brown, shield-shaped insects have been spreading throughout Ohio over the last six years or so.

Researchers say that even though the bugs have only been around for a short time, they expect they will be here to stay. Most think they got to the United States in containers shipped from Asia.

Stink bugs search out warm places when the weather cools and that’s why they’re moving into homes.

The pests are a threat to crops, but not to people.

But they do give off a foul odor whet they’re squished.


1JoeFromHubbard(1024 comments)posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago

In keeping with these soft and respectful times, when one can not call it like it is without offending the thin skinned among us, I suggest that the name "stink bug" be changed.

I have no suggestions for a non-offensive name but surely there are some available that will respect this lowly insect.

Suggest removal:

2JMHO(143 comments)posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Joe, how about the "fragrance challenged bug"? Sounds PC to me.

Suggest removal:


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