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Stink Bugs: Invaders from The North

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --  They're here, especially those suburbs north of Washington closer to Pennsylvania.  I'm talking about 'Stink Bugs'. 

First noticed in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region in the late 1990s, these Asian natives probably hitched a ride on a shipping container.   They have been spreading out ever since and their numbers are also increasing. 

Web Link: Dr. Raupp's Bug Of The Week

University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp has been tracking these pesky bugs.  They've been eating crops and even some trees bark.  There is very little they won't eat except for people and animals.  Also, they have no natural predators in North America, so their growth has gone unchecked.

When the weather turns cold, they'll start coming indoors and that could mean an infestation of 'Stink Bugs' in your home.

Tornado Confirmed In Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado touched down in eastern Frederick County last week.

Meteorologist Chris Strong said Tuesday that a relatively weak twister rated EF-0 knocked down trees south of Unionville on Thursday.

EF-0 tornadoes pack wind gusts of 65 to 95 mph.

Strong says a dollar estimate of storm damage will be available next month.