Insects and Spiders - native

Stink Bugs (unknown species) (family Pentatomidae) on Mar 10, 2011

Submitter does not have a specimen

Description of specimen

After a lot of research on line, it very much looks like a green stink bug (Euschistus conspersus). It is an almost fluorescent green, and appears to have a sort of armored shell. Its shape is almost diamond- or rhombus-shaped.

Commentary

So how do I kill these guys? I understand birds and other animals will not eat them, due to their odor. Are there any ways to kill them, besides crushing them?

Reporter
March 10, 2011, 4:44 p.m.

Michael, here's the response from ODA entomologist Jim Labonte. The description provided fits several species of native stink bugs in Oregon. The ODA entomologist checked the Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook, which is produced by Oregon State University Extension, and there are no pesticides registered for use on berries for stink bugs. Crushing them seems to be the available option.

Lisa DeBruyckere
March 11, 2011, 1:49 p.m.