The marmorated stink bug originally from Asia is here in the US and making its presence across the country.

The bugs, which smell when squeezed, “will become more and more abundant”, according to University of New Hampshire entomologist Alan Eaton.

Various Middle Atlantic States have reported damage to fruit and vegetable crops at critical levels.

The brown insects measure about three-quarters of an inch long and were first identified in this country in eastern Pennsylvania in 1998.

According to insect specialist, Mike Raupp, at the University of Maryland the bugs get their name from scent glands used to ward off predators.

The bug travels well, especially as it seeks warm homes before the onset of cold weather. Insect specialists claim the best method to keep these smelly bugs away is to seal cracks.