Your Fault: Stinkbugs Could Make It Far Inland In The Northwest

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Climate change could make stink bugs more common in the Inland Northwest

Some smelly creatures could become more common in the Inland Northwest because of climate change.

According to a new study from Washington State University, changing weather could increase the suitable habitat for the brown stink bug in the U.S. by 70 percent.

This stink bug is normally found in gardens and is known to feast on 170 different types of plants. They also like to make their way into people’s homes in the winter to avoid the cold.

Researchers say rising temperatures will allow the bug to thrive in new locations, including California and some parts of Idaho.

In some states, one of them being Washington, officials are using a natural predator — samurai wasps — to try and cut down on their numbers. Wasps will lay their own eggs inside of stink bug eggs. This not only destroys the affected eggs but when the wasp larva hatch, they eat the developing stink bugs.

Um, OK? Who would think that things on Earth could change? Might have to burn a few witches.

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6 Responses to “Your Fault: Stinkbugs Could Make It Far Inland In The Northwest”

  1. david7134 says:

    I grew up with this in the South, no problem. But we can destroy our country to make sure the Yankees are not distressed.

  2. Dennis says:

    I live in the mountains in Idaho. We’ve always had stink bugs here. And, yes, they do come into the house when it gets cold in the fall. Nothing new.

  3. Joe says:

    Just remember, Stink bug lives matter.

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