COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- They're here, especially those suburbs north of Washington closer to Pennsylvania. I'm talking about 'Stink Bugs'.
First noticed in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region in the late 1990s, these Asian natives probably hitched a ride on a shipping container. They have been spreading out ever since and their numbers are also increasing.
Web Link: Dr. Raupp's Bug Of The Week
University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp has been tracking these pesky bugs. They've been eating crops and even some trees bark. There is very little they won't eat except for people and animals. Also, they have no natural predators in North America, so their growth has gone unchecked.
When the weather turns cold, they'll start coming indoors and that could mean an infestation of 'Stink Bugs' in your home.