Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
This site contains a collection of information about the Brown marmorated stink bug in Sacramento County. Please use the links on the left to view the details.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (photo:njaes.rutgers.edu)
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) were found in Midtown Sacramento in September 2013 as a large existing population. It was the first reproducing population in California outside of Los Angeles County, but now they are found in urban areas of eight other counties. In Sacramento County, reproducing populations can now also be found in many areas see BMSB Finds link on left or here). Although no damage has been reported on any farm in California, four individual BMSB have been found in Freeport and five were found near a vineyard near Clarksburg.
This insect, about 1/2 inch (males) to 5/8 inch (females) in length, is a strong flyer and excellent hitchhiker so it will only be a matter of time before it spreads farther.
Fact Sheet (PDF 600kb) - Identification, damage, and tree hosts - July 2015 (UC ANR)
Pest Note - Management of BMSB in Homes and Gardens (UC IPM)
Pest Alert - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Identification (UC IPM)
Article - Excluding Seasonal Nuisance Pests on Structures (UC IPM)
Presentation (PDF 1.2MB) - Overwintering Pests--Control Strategies (National Pest Management Association)
News Release - September 18, 2013 (UC ANR)
Video - BMSB Control: Keeping Stink Bugs Out of Your House (University of Maryland Extension)
Video - Compare BMSB with Consperse Stink Bug (UC ANR)
Streaming - Presentation on BMSB (Tracy Leskey, USDA)
StopBMSB.org - National BMSB web site
Map - BMSB populations in the US (stinkbug-info.org)
BMSB in California Agriculture - (UC ANR)