Description: In their adult stages, they are brown to green in color with a shield shaped body. They range from 12mm to 19mm in length. They have wings making them able to fly from one location to another.
Habits: Preferring to feed off and cause harm to wild plants, they can also tend to feed off vegetables, soybeans, fruits and weeds. They do not pose any harm to humans, but become an annoyance to homeowners once indoors. They emit a bad aroma if crushed.
Treatment: Due to newly coming to the united States, management and control tactics are still in the developing stages. Currently, the best form of control for these bugs is to prevent them from entering the home. Pesticide applications applied to the exterior of the home to assist in prevention should be done in early fall prior to these bugs seeking shelter.
Fun Fact: These bugs were accidentally introduced into the United states in the late 1990s first in Pennsylvania.