Where Do Stink Bugs Come From?

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Since there are over 200 species of stink bugs in North America, we'll focus on the species that have the highest impact on U.S. home and business owners – brown marmorated stink bugs and kudzu bugs.

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSBs) are native to China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. They were discovered in eastern Pennsylvania in 1998 but probably arrived several years earlier. Since their arrival, they've expanded their presence to approximately 41 states.

Kudzu Bugs

The kudzu bug isn't classified in the stink bug group but does share many of its behavioral characteristics. This invasive species is native to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Kudzu bugs were first discovered in the U.S. near Atlanta, Georgia, in 2009 and have spread to many of the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

Resources

Stink Bugs Home Protection

Where Do Stink Bugs Come From?

What Eats Stink Bugs?

What Does a Stink Bug Look Like?

Stink Bug Eating Habits

What Attracts Stink Bugs to Your Home?

What are Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs?

How To Tell Stink Bugs & Kissing Bugs Apart

Stink Bugs in Winter

Stink Bugs and Pets (Cats & Dogs)

Stink Bugs in the Garden

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