First the Asian stink bug found its way to our shores to bedevil us in warm weather.
Now another species made it as close as Baltimore this week - but Customs agents stopped the invasion.
An entomologist at the Department of Agriculture is confirming that the insect found in a shipment of ceramic tiles from Italy was indeed the Italian stink bug, Sciocoris sideritidis. Homeland Security officials say this was the first-ever discovery of this species in the United States.
The tiles are being fumigated.