Thursday, March 10, 2011
Stink Bugs Are Creating An Economic Problem
An article in DailyFinance discusses the increase in the stink bug population. Not only do they emit an awful smell when threatened, they wreak havoc on crops. This is a big problem for farmers trying to recover in this economy. Their income determined spending would be completely eliminated if the problem gets too out of hand. As of right now, no one can come up with a solution to get rid of these bugs. A lot of people are turning to exterminators, though, so the bugs are helping that business significantly. It's even better for them because most of the affected property is farmland, and the exterminators have the opportunity to make a lot of money. GDP is taking a hit though, because the exterminators don't produce any products. The farmers do, and their product has been cut by 40% in some states.