Watch for stink bugs in your home this winter

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – An invasive insect from Asia may have its sights set on your home for the winter.

The first documented sighting of the brown marmorated stink bug was in 1998 in Pennsylvania possibly catching a ride on a cargo ship.

It likes to hibernate in warm places like homes during the winter.

The bug is resistant to pesticides and has no known predators.

Stink bugs can be especially annoying to farmers.

“They are the only species of stink bugs that like to do this. So if you see them coming in your house, you know they’re not native. You know they are the invasive species,” said Angela Pierce with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Large infestations can be a nuisance in homes, but the pests don’t bite people or animals. They also do not damage the buildings they squat in.

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