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Archive for September, 2010

The Scoop on Stink Bugs

There have been a lot of reports in the news lately about stink bugs invading people’s homes and destroying crop (see here for example). The stinky insects featured in those stories are Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (Halyomorpha halys), notorious for descending on people’s homes and sneaking inside by the hundreds. Contrary to information in some […]

ALB Tree Survey – Join Us!

Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources this Sunday, Sept. 19th for an Asian longhorned beetle tree survey at Jamaica Pond. In July of this year, a small infestation of ALB was discovered in maple trees growing at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. ALB Eradication program staff are in the […]