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Dr. Universe: Why do stink bugs stink?
June 8, 2018

Dr. Universe reveals what the big stink is with insights from Elizabeth Beers, a researcher and entomologist with the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.

Stink bugs invade more counties, homes in Washington
October 18, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Stink-bug-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A recent upsurge of dirty, rotten, no-good brown marmorated stink bugs in the Pacific Northwest has researchers scrambling to keep the insect’s numbers from exploding.

New ‘Alien’ wasp discovered in Washington state
October 22, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

waspPULLMAN, Wash. – The discovery in Washington state of a parasitic wasp that kills its host like a scene from the “Alien” sci-fi movie has entomologists cheering from the west coast to the east.

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.

Scientist SWAT team combats stink bug invasion
March 4, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Bug-110PULLMAN, Wash. – An alien pest that smells like dirty socks and devours crops might become Washington state agriculture’s Public Enemy No. 1 in less than five years, government and university researchers are warning.