Insect Invaders!: How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs? | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Insect Invaders!: How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs?

Play associated audio
The brown marmorated stink bug. "Marmorated" means marbled.
Sabri Ben-Achour
The brown marmorated stink bug. "Marmorated" means marbled.

Home is where the heart is. It's also where the stink bugs live -- crawling out from cracks and crevices and finding their way into your shower or kitchen cupboards. They're a major nuisance to farmers, and the USDA is now experimenting to see if the invasive insects can be brought under control by importing their natural predator, a parasitic Asian wasp. Environment reporter Sabri Ben-Achour takes a look.

[Music: "The Obsession Bug (Instrumental)" by Timewarp Inc. from Funkstramentals]

NPR

A Puzzle Full Of Air

Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
WAMU 88.5

Following Decriminalization, Maryland Bill Would Reduce Fines For Paraphernalia

Maryland joined the nationwide trend towards the decriminalization of marijuana last year, and now one lawmaker

NPR

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.