Sightings reported by residents are of vital assistance in detecting brown marmorated stink bugs. If you believe that you have seen this insect on public or private property, please notify us by taking the following steps.
Steps to follow
Step 1: Capture or photograph a specimen
Using a net or a jar, capture a specimen of the insect. Place it in the freezer (for a minimum of three days) before you send it to us. For postal mailings: After freezing, let the insect air-dry for a few days. Then, place your specimen in a closed, rigid container and fill it with cotton balls or a handkerchief to protect the specimen from impact.
Take several clear photos of the location where you first saw the insect that you suspect is a brown marmorated stink bug.
Step 2: Send us your specimen or photos
You have several options for sending us your identifying items.
One of the following documents:
- Clear photos of the location where the insect was seen, from various angles
- Specimen of the insect, frozen for at least three days and placed in a rigid container filled with cotton balls or a handkerchief
- Insect specimen, air-dried and placed in a rigid container filled with cotton balls or a handkerchief
Complete the insect identification form available on the Space for Life Web site so that our experts can determine if the insect is a brown marmorated stink bug.
4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H1X 2B2
Go to the horticultural information counter at the Botanical Garden during opening hours. Please note that there are no entomologists on site and that your specimens (and objects) will not be returned to you.
Maison de l’arbre Frédéric-Back
4500 Boulevard Rosemont
Montréal, QC H1X 2B1
Send your photos or specimen to the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion.