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Stink bugs look to get into your home

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

As the temperatures drop, there are some unwanted guests trying to find a way into your home.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture said this is the time of year when insects jump at the chance for safe harbor in your home.

This year that includes the brown marmorated stink bug. The invasive pest is a nuisance for homeowners, but a huge economic threat to agriculture.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is beginning to get more calls from homeowners noticing the stink bug. That's to be expected since the population of the crop-eating bug is increasing and spreading fairly quickly throughout the state.

The pest has been found in such agricultural production areas as the Willamette Valley and Hood River.

As creepy and crawly as the stink bugs may be, they won't cause harm to humans. However, there is a reason for their name. The stink bug can release an unpleasant odor when disturbed.

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