Lawmakers Discuss "Bug From Hell"

Monday, Apr 18, 2011  |  Updated 3:56 PM EDT
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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.

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.

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.

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