Now that colder weather has returned, so have some familiar visitors to many homes — stink bugs. WFIR’s Evan Jones reports some local areas are already seeing more than others.
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When winter nears, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs like to get together to survive the cold months. Virginia Tech Entymology Professor Tom Kuhar says they typically like to gather outside, and when that’s around a home, it’s typically in places like eaves or shingles. As we have learned in recent years, however, some get indoors, and this year, that’s happening earlier than normal. Kuhar says some stink traps are are showing promise in dealing with them, but he discourages using insectides. The best way to keep out the stink bugs he says: seal the cracks around windows and doors.