Good Bug/Bad Bug
The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive bug that is a serious pest of fruit, vegetable, and other crops. It also becomes a nuisance pest of homes as it is attracted to the outside of houses on warm fall days in search of protected, overwintering sites and can enter houses in large numbers.
(text source: Penn State Extension Office)
Did they say can enter houses? Here on Frisbee Road, they LOVE the white siding on the back of the house AND they LOVE to come inside to winter over. Since this was the only bug I could think of that could be active during the winter (as long as it’s in a nice snuggy house), I decided to go on a hunt so a photo could be included on this page. I knew right where to go. A small plant in our bedroom is often chomped and sure enough, I came across this very active guy I named “George.”
I‘ve read they can live as long as six to eight months. Let’s just say George’s lifespan has been compromised.
No question on this one:
The brown marmorated stink bug is a very bad bug.