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The Brown Marmorated Stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is a huge agricultural pest problem around the world today. Scientists in an effort to reduce the negative effects these stink bugs are having on crops around the world are using longer lasting insecticide nets to control them. The research is being headed by Virginia Tech university professor Thomas Kuhar, Ph.D. The research was started because of past claims that the long lasting insecticide nets were very toxic to Brown Marmorated Stink bugs.

The research was conducted by Dr. Kuhar, and his team at Virginia found that these insecticide nets were very effect in dealing with pest species including the Brown Marmorated Stink bug. In the lab they found from their test that the nets they used resulted in a 90% mortality rate of stink bug nymphs, and a 40% mortality rate of the adult stink bugs. The researchers also noted that the longer the insects were exposed to the nets the higher the mortality rate was. The results indicate that these insecticide nets might be a valuable tool in the future for combating Brown Marmorated Stink bug populations from damaging crops. In the past these Long lasting insecticide nets were usually used to combat insect vectored diseases, but this research might open up a new utility for use in pest management.

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