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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Resources

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Environmental Protection Agency.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (Canada).

University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Biosecurity New Zealand.

We need your help to keep watch for the brown marmorated stink bug. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an agricultural, horticultural, and social pest. It's native to Asia and has spread throughout North America and Europe. It isn’t established in New Zealand, but this sneaky pest hitchhikes on passengers and imported goods. We’ve caught them at our border many times. We need everyone’s help to keep an eye out for them.

If you think you’ve found a brown marmorated stink bug – don't kill it.

  • Catch it.
  • Take a photo
  • Call us immediately on 0800 80 99 66.

USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.

See also: Citrus Resource
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Pennsylvania State University. College of Agricultural Sciences. Entomology.

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Rutgers University. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is a significant nuisance for homeowners and can be devasting for farmers. Learn how to identify BMSB and how to report a sighting of BMSB (in all U.S. states/territories and several countries).

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is on high alert to stop the invasive brown marmorated stink bug from making a home in New Zealand. The bug is likely to start showing up in imported cargo from the northern hemisphere. Brown marmorated stink bug is a serious horticultural pest in the United States and is also starting to spread through Canada and parts of Europe. The Ministry for Primary Industries and industry groups have been working together to prepare for the increased risk.

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Biosecurity New Zealand.

Biosecurity officials are promising to take tough action against cargo vessels believed to be infested with brown marmorated stink bug during the upcoming risk season. The risk season runs from September to April, when stink bugs from the northern hemisphere are most likely to crawl into cargo heading to New Zealand. Last season, biosecurity officers intercepted more than 2,500 individual stink bugs at the border, mainly on vessels and cargo.

North Central Integrated Pest Management Center.

See also: Pest Alerts for more resources

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

See also: Plant Industry Pest Alerts for more pests

Oregon Department of Agriculture.

See also: Pest Alerts for more pests