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Stink Bug Facts

  • Stink bugs are about 1.7 centimetres (0.67 inches) long.
  • Stink bugs are various shades of brown on both the top and undersides, with gray, off-white, black, copper, and blueish markings.

Stink Bug Health Concerns

Stink bugs are generally not a health concern, and in some countries they are considered as food. They may bite people or pets, causing itching or burning at the site. Biting anything other than plants is usually a form of defense by the bugs, which do not transmit disease. The bite can be treated by rubbing it with aloe vera or lavender oil.

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