Wednesday, January 05, 2005

That Stinks

Hey Oregonians - next time someone accuses you of delivering an "unpleasant odor" to the room, no need to blame it on the dog. Instead, tell your accuser it must be an infestation of brown marmorated stink bugs. Seems the smelly insects showed up in Oregon last summer, and is reporting that the state Department of Agriculture has issued an alert (.pdf) so that all residents will be on the lookout (smellout?). The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), which has only been known in the U.S. for a few years, is one of those pesky home invaders that will sneak into your house by the hundreds looking for a winter hideout.

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