they are back, just in time for halloween: the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) or bmsb has returned, and that's not good! i originally posted about this invasive species back in may, and had hoped to forget about them. now, as the leaves begin to change colors and fall, this little beast is looking for a place to hang out...like, your house! this stink bug is completely different from any native ones you may have around because it eats all and everyone of your favorite plants, shrubs and trees. this bug has colonized parts of pennsylvania and is quite obviously here to stay in maryland: i may have inadvertently transported him to virginia in my suitcase last year. learn to identify this ferocious beast and kill it (i really hate to say that: killing is soo final). join the marmorated stink bug facebook group: its that popular (or infamous!).