They swarmed in the garden, covered screen doors and camped out on porches across Washington this fall. This summer, the stink bugs will be back.
"They are on the same schedule they were in 2010, and if you recall,
2010 was their breakout year," says Mike Raupp, professor of entymology
at the University of Maryland.
But stink bugs don't seem to be popping up in great numbers yet.
"They're beginning to show up in our commercial fruit orchards now,"
Raupp says. Soon, gardeners will see the beetles go after tomatoes and