Invasive Foreign Bug Breaking Into Homes All Across Louisiana
This invasive species is quickly taking over in Louisiana. But its actually not just Louisiana, this insect is overrunning the entire United States. But in Louisiana, they're making their way inside our homes right now, as over night temps start to drop.
They're scientifically known as Halyomorpha halys, but commonly we call them...stink bugs. This one is specifically identified as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, and hoards of these are pushing their ways into Louisiana homes right now.
These bugs are native to Asia, but now that they have been transported to America (likely through shipping containers) they have seen explosive growth, invading all states. But its worse in states like Louisiana, because these things can produce five generations in a single year in warm weather climates. Creating more than we can handle in our state.
They feast on our vegetation, and are notorious at forcing their way into our homes. Though there are things you can do to keep them out...
Their name, stink bug, is an obvious choice. If you've ever handled one, or squished one, you know why. These little guys put off an odor when threatened, and will spill that stink juice if they're smashed. If you've ever been curious about it, here's a breakdown on how their bio-odor works.
Be ready, because these things are knocking at the door, and are ready to try and share your home with you this fall and winter. Use the tips and tricks you can find online to try and keep them out, and whatever you do...don't squish them!