Insect Invaders: Getting Rid of Stinkbugs (Originally Broadcast 4/08/2011)
By: Sabri Ben-Achour
December 23, 2011
Scientists are exploring how to get rid of stinkbugs, which are damaging farmers' crops across the mid-Atlantic region.
Many Washingtonians have come to accept stinkbugs as a nuisance, a tiny brown bug that crawls out behind cracks and crevices in your walls at the turn of the seasons. But for farmers, these insects are more than just an annoyance. And now the USDA is experimenting to see if the invasive Asian species, which is resistant to pesticides, can be brought under control by importing its natural predator - a parasitic Asian wasp. Sabri Ben-Achour takes a look.
Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
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