What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Anyone know what are these bugs?
Location: Los angeles, CA USA
September 16, 2012 12:53 pm
Help! these bugs are taking over our amazing garden, any idea as to what bug it is and how to safely get rid of them?
Thank you!!
Signature: Holly b

African Painted Bugs

Hi Holly,
You have African Painted Bugs,
Bagrada hilaris, a recently introduced species of Stink Bug that we have been predicting will become a major agricultural pest in California.  African Painted Bugs can decimate plants in the cabbage family in the home garden.  We do not provide extermination advice.  We successfully eliminated them in our own garden through diligence, removing old plants, and frequently hosing them off the plants with a strong jet of water.

Mating African Painted Bugs

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