Stinks bugs are weird not just because of their funny shape but because Stink bugs STINK! At about an inch long, these shield-shaped pests (shaped like a trapezoid) are usually brown with shades of black or coppery metallic.
What do they look like?
- Stink bugs are triangular to semi-elliptical in shape (oftentimes explained as shield-shaped)
- Typically, in addition to the antenna, there are 2-3 parts in the main body of the insect
- Color for these insects can range from brown to gray to dark green
Where do they live?
- These insects live in gardens, fields and farms
- If they find cracks or crevices in your home, they will come in
What else do I need to know?
- Stink bugs have a gland between their first and second pair of legs which can produce a foul-smelling odor as a defense mechanism.
- Usually, these insects feed on sap from plants but occasionally can feed off of other insects.