What Do Stink Bugs Eat?

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  • Invasive species like the brown mamorated stink bug are an economic threat. If you are one of the many farmers getting damaged and unmarketable fruits and vegtables, then yes the economic damage for you is very real. And believe it or not that effects everyone who has to put food on the table by creating a smaller supply and thus more expensive foods. If I found one of these in my home, I would not treat it as a pet.
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  • We always have a few stink bugs in our house every winter, we name them and feed them and then let them back outside in the spring. I have never smelled a stink from them.
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  • Thank you! now i have an idea what to feed this one to nurse it back to health hopefully so it can live the full life it was entitled to. (my dog was a dumbass and attacked it and in turn threw up, served him right). and im gonna have to disagree with the whole propaganda of stinkbugs ruining the economy and crop production. you make them sound like locusts!
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  • cool but do stink bugs really bite you? i just caught one and gave it an orange i dont find stink bugs mean all they do is eat some things they dont bite in akron the only thing thats nasty about them is when they make a stench when threatended or felt threatend
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What Do Stink Bugs Eat?

  1. 1. What Do Stink Bugs Eat? What Do Stink Bugs Eat? Stink Bugs Eating Habits Revealed[cbcash camp="stink bugs"]Stink bugs are becoming increasingly abundant in North America, since they were first found inthe early 90’s. Originated from Asia, the stink bugs have few predators and plenty of food tothrive on in their new environment and are considered a real threat to home gardens and crops.Have you ever stopped to wonder what Stink Bugs eat? Knowing what Stink Bugs eat and whatattracts them may be a key element in controlling stink bug infestation.What do Stink Bugs eat?Most Stink Bugs eat primarily plants, as they suck the sap of plants and crops. The outcomeof it may be a superficial damage to the fruit and crops that is sometimes described as “catfacing”. The damage doesn’t affect the fruits productivity but does prevent products distributionand sells due to its look thus posing a threat on farmers and gardeners income.Other predatory species may also feed on caterpillars, insect larvae and even other stinky bugeggs or larvae and are considered by scientist as natural pests control agents.Many people have reported a nasty physical reaction when touched by stink bugs. Learn moreabout Stink Bugs Bites.What plants do Stink Bugs eat in your garden? 1/3
  2. 2. As mentioned earlier, herbivore Stink Bugs eat a vast variety of farm plants. Stink bugs eatmore than 300 different plants, yet they seem to favor vegetables and fruits.Here’s a short list of what may attract stink bugs to your home and garden:Apples, Berries, Cabbage, Corn, Cherries, Leafy crops, Mustard, Peaches, Peppers, Soybeans,Sunflowers, TomatoesWhat do Stink Bugs eat at your home?Through early autumn stink bugs begin searching for worm shelter for the long winter nights.What better place they can find than the nearby human house? The bugs, attracted by thebright light and warm temperature fly into the houses searching for a dark warm place to hideand reproduce.Sting bugs eat anything they can find in your house, such as garbage, vegetables and fruits youleave unprotected.How do Stink Bugs eat?Stink bugs have a long needle like proboscis which they use to puncture leaves, fruits and otherinsects and drain their fluid content. The plant-eating stink bugs have a narrower proboscis thanthe carnivorous ones. Stink bugs do not pose any threat to humans but can bite for defensewhich can leave a small harmless mark.[suffusion-widgets id=1]What happens to plants that Stink Bugs eat?When sting bugs eat they normally leave an unmistakable yellow patch trademark on the plantor vegetable skins. There is no significant damage to the fruit but selling it would be impossible,leaving farmers and gardeners with significant loses.On the other hand, some sting bugs species are considered natural pest controllers as theyfeed on other pests, leading scientist to search for a way to control the reproduction anddistribution of the herbivore species while keeping and nurturing the predatory ones.Stink Bugs ControlThere’s no question in my mind that stink bugs are posing a serious threat on our crops, plants,and our economy. We should therefore do whatever it takes to control their distribution andprevent them from spreading further into new territories. 2/3
  3. 3. Protect your plants and crops for stink bugs, learn more about what you can do to get rid of stink bugs. 3/3Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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