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Homemade stink bug traps better than store-bought (Video)

A Virginia Tech study finds a soapy pan under a light will attract and kill more stink bugs than a commercial trap.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Virginia Tech, stink bug trap

What the polar vortex means for the stink bug population

Many residents are holding out hope that the unusually cold, harsh winter reduced the number of ticks, stink bugs and other pests that will be buzzing and crawling around this summer.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 10:18am EDT

Tags: ticks, polar vortex

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Stink bug season 'spectacular,' entomologist says

The smelly pests are taking over the D.C. area and this season is worse than previous years.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 11:39am EDT

Tags: stinkbugs, Jamie Forzato

Shield your home against stink bugs, stiltgrass and skunks

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to rid your lawn of an invasive weed and stinky critters.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 12:26pm EDT

Tags: garden plot, stiltgrass, lawn care, skunks, Mike McGrath

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Cooler temperatures mean the return of stink bugs

A major pest is poised for a comeback: The stink bug is returning as temperatures drop.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:29am EDT

Tags: John Aaron, Mike Raupp

Garden Plot: Pests never take a vacation

In this week's edition of Garden Plot, Editor Mike Mcgrath helps you take revenge on stink bugs, squirrels and cicadas.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:57pm EDT

Tags: garden plot, Mike McGrath,

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What butterflies and stink bugs have in common

You could describe butterflies and stink bugs as the "Beauty and the Beast" of the insect world, on opposite ends of the attractiveness spectrum.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 11:18am EDT

Tags: stinkbug, butterfly, Mike Raupp, University of Maryland, bugs, michelle basch

How to make your lawn grub-proof

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath gives advice on how to keep that grass green and lush, hold the grubs at bay and safe ways to keep caterpillars away all.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 09:23am EDT

Tags: Mike McGrath, grass, caterpillar, mosquitoes, garden plot, Milky Spore, stinkbugs, grubs,

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Mantises could be the answer to your stink bug problem

Could a praying mantis put an end to the stink bug epidemic?

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 11:16am EDT

Tags: praying mantis, gardening

Get ready for the return of stink bugs

Stink bugs are likely to come roaring back in 2013, according to University of Maryland entomology professor Mike Raupp.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 07:13am EST

Tags: Mike Raupp, stinkbugs, University of Maryland, Dick Uliano

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