Ruined $40 Million Apples
In 2010, farmers suffered approximately a $40 million loss in apple crops due to an unnoticed stink bug infestation. The pests left telltale brown marks on the fruit surfaces from their feeding, but interestingly, they never reached the core of the fruit. They are also known to feast on grapes, posing a significant threat to wine production.
Sealants in the House
Ensuring your home is stink bug-free requires a separate approach. The most effective strategy is to use a suitable sealant to close off any potential entry points. By doing so, you prevent these pests from gaining access and infesting your living space in the first place!