- Author: Siavash Taravati
Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, is an invasive pest native to East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan) which was first sighted in the United States in 1996 in Allentown, PA, and reached California in 2006 (Pasadena and San Marino). It is currently established in several regions in California including Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Butte, and Siskiyou counties.
Since its introduction, BMSB has spread to 38 states on the East and West Coasts, where it has caused damage to fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. BMSB is also a significant nuisance pest for residents and businesses, since it may invade structures in large numbers for overwintering during...
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has made its way to Stanislaus County, reported John Holland in the Modesto Bee. The invasive pest, introduced into the U.S. from Asia, has also been detected in San Joaquin, Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Butte, Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties.
The stink bugs pose a threat to a wide variety of plants, including home-grown and commercial ornamentals, fruits, vegetables and nuts, said Jhalendra Rijal, the area Integrated Pest Management Advisor with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Rijal is based at the
- Author: Mary Louise Flint
[From the April 2014 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter]
Over the last several decades dozens of exotic pests have invaded California landscapes, causing at least temporary havoc and sometimes severely affecting the aesthetic value of plants or even killing them. Giant whitefly, hackberry woolly aphid, eucalyptus red gum lerp psyllid, Diaprepes root weevil, myoporum...