Brown Marmorated Bugs

Asked April 8, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

Will ladybugs kill brown Marmorated Bugs? Last year they destroyed our tomatoes and we don't want that to happen again.

Escambia County Florida

1 Response

According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, a Brown Marmorated Stinkbug specimen was caught in a trap next to a commercial ship berth at Port Everglades.
Additionally, several specimens have been found in homes and vehicles of seasonal residents, or residents who moved to Florida from various infested states. A single brown marmorated stink bug found in the Jacksonville area could not be confirmed as resulting from the movement of residents or vehicles, but no other specimens have been found in the area after repeated surveys.

With that being said above you may be dealing with another stinkbug, not the Brown Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs

I suggest you collect samples of insects for identification and contact your Escambia County Extension office or call 850-475-5230 for verification of the insect identification and environmentally friendly control measures, if warranted.