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How can I prevent another stink bug invasion?
I had an invasion of stink bugs last summer. They destroyed my tomatoes as well as the peaches and apples from those trees. The ony plant they couldn't destroy were the cucumbers, and that was only because they cannot get their pincers into the rind of the cucmber. What can I do to prevent them from invading my garden this year? Or must I now only buy store-bought foods??? PLEASE help! I'm in Maryland.
There are several stink bug traps available that use a pheromone to attract and trap the stink bugs. One brand that has proven quite effective is Rescue. Check for them at garden centers and home stores.