Insect annoys some Mich. homeowners
St. Joseph — An invasive insect capable of stripping fields and orchards is annoying homeowners in southwestern Michigan as well.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the brown marmorated stink bug has been slow in making its way into Michigan, according to surveillance traps.
The Michigan State University Extension statewide monitoring program says that the bug wasn’t detected in great numbers in traps set around fruit and vegetable crops.
The Asian bug is another invasive species that has had an impact on the state’s plants and lakes, joining the emerald ash borer beetle, the zebra mussel and feral pigs. The stink bug was found in 2012 in 12 counties after it first was spotted earlier in Berrien County.
The bug does not bite or pose any danger to humans, but it does stink.