Brown marmorated stink bug found in Missouri

Farmers and homeowners in Missouri should be on the lookout for the brown marmorated stink bug this year.

The invasive insect has been found in southwestern Missouri, Jefferson City and St. Louis, according to reports from University of Missouri Extension specialists.

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Missouri becomes the 42nd state where the bug has been spotted. Native to Asia, it first appeared in the U.S. in the 1990s.

Large populations of the bug invaded western Illinois in 2013. The bug overwinters in extreme cold by making its own antifreeze. It also survives winter by staying in buildings.

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