Stink bug swarms expected to drop off, along with temps

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan’s recent warm weather spawned a boom in stink bugs.

But there’s good news: After a few weeks of high activity, stink bug sightings are expected to soon start dropping.

Stink bugs swarm during warm weather. These insects also start  heading indoors in fall, looking for a good spot to spend the winter.  They frequently hide in attics, ceilings and walls to survive the cold  winter temperatures.

A map shows the September stink bug count by county, based on  reported sightings. The southernmost Michigan counties appear to have  higher counts. However, counties with fewer people reporting may skew  the numbers.

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