There are many things that farmers have to worry . Some farmers worry about a lack rain. Others worry about pests that eat the crops. Farmers in the UK have a new pest to worry about - stink bugs. the first time, stink bugs have arrived the UK and they are causing farmers trouble. The stink bugs came either China, Japan or Korea. They are not native to the UK. The smelly insects are now posing a threat to fruit and vegetable crops the south England. The insects get their name the bad smell they create when they feel they are danger. Stink bugs were accidentally introduced to the USA in the mid-1990s and are now a problem farmers in 44 states.
Stink bugs feed piercing the surface fruits and vegetables and then sucking the juice. This makes the fruit rotten where the insects pierce the skin. It means farmers cannot sell the crops. The fruit quite often ends as juice. Max Barclay, an insect expert, said there is no risk to human health the insects feeding fruit and vegetables. He said: "If you eat a damaged fruit, there's no risk to your health. The fruit just doesn't look beautiful, so the sale value is reduced." He said the species has a wide diet and can eat one hundred different types plants. He added that: " climate change and global trade, these stories are going to become more frequent."