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Lawmakers Discuss "Bug From Hell"




    Loudoun County officials are holding a special forum Monday night to talk about the stink bug invasion.

    Republican Rep. Frank Wolf said the bugs are more than a nuisance for the region's farmers. The bugs destroy apple and vegetable crops, including grapes used to make wine.

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    Stink bugs have no predators in the U.S. 

    Lawmakers, it seems, are mad as heck, and they're not going to take it anymore.

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    Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett held a meeting last month on stink bugs. He told Politico that the insect is "a bug from hell," and that “if I was a mad scientist creating a bug to hurt my enemy, I couldn’t have done a better job.”

    Wolf's meeting is free and open to the public. It will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville.