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Invading stink bug eats Cinderella’s pumpkins
November 12, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Stink-bug-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Why an insect the size of a fingernail has been compared to a great white shark is becoming more apparent as the brown marmorated stink bug accelerates across the Pacific Northwest.

New bark beetle threatens southern Washington forests
July 22, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Ponderosa-killedUNDERWOOD, Wash. – Five years ago, when entomologist Todd Murray received a call from a landowner in Underwood whose ponderosa pine trees were dying, he wasn’t surprised. The trees had been stressed by a nearby fire, a situation that commonly results in a flare-up of bark beetles that can kill the trees. But the calls kept coming.