You might've seen (and smelled) a few of them around the city this summer, but biologists at the Université de Montréal warn that the Asian stink bug is about to pose a serious problem for Quebec.\nAccording to a report from CBC News, the Asian stink bug, officially named the brown marmorated stink bug, is primed to invade farmland in the East and North of Quebec. Usually only found in urban areas, changing temperatures could force the bug to migrate.\nThe stink bug invaded farms in the United States in 2010, causing millions of dollars worth of damage to crops. Since it was first detected in Montreal in 2014, the stink bug population has more than tripled.\nThe stink bug gets its name from the foul smell it emits when it's crushed. It was accidentally introduced to the U.S. in 1998, after stowing away on a flight from China. It has been a persistent problem for farmers ever since.\nIt was first seen in Ontario in 2010.\nView this post on Instagram What makes stink #bugs stinky? The odor from the #stinkbug is due to trans-2-decenal and trans-2-octenal. The #smell has been characterized as a "pungent odor that smells like coriander." The stink bug's ability to emit an odor through holes in its abdomen is a defense mechanism meant to prevent it from being eaten by #birds and #lizards. #HoffExt #home #exterminator #pest #bug A post shared by Hoffman Exterminating (@hoffext) on Jul 27, 2019 at 7:47am PDT\nIt's usually no more than a couple of centimetres long and if left unchecked, can ravage a crop in a few short days.\nFemale stink bugs can lay up to 400 eggs in one lifetime. The bug has thrived in North America because of our excellent summer climate.\nREAD ALSO: Photos Of Massive Beet Juice Spill In Montreal After Transport Truck Flips Over\nStink bugs love to feed on fruit crops and leafy plants like lettuce. It also has a taste for corn and soy, which are some of the most common crops in Quebec.\nThe city of Montreal acknowledges that stink bugs are rampant in the city and have a released list of preventative measures for all residents.\nView this post on Instagram ホソハラビロヘリカメムシ 撮影日 2019.07.23 撮影場所 自宅付近 いつものサイクリングコースにて #ホシハラビロヘリカメムシ #カメムシ #亀虫 #昆虫 #虫 #動物 #自然 #生き物 #身近な生き物 #美しい #可愛い #かっこいい #写真好きな人と繋がりたい #stinkbug #bug #insect #animal #nature #wildlife #life #Familiarlife #beautiful #cute #cool #handsome A post shared by あき (@moto_0223) on Jul 27, 2019 at 3:38pm PDT\nThe stink bug is no more than a nuisance and bird food in the city. Biologists, however, warn that the bug is likely to migrate to parts of Eastern and Northern Quebec thanks to climate change.\nAccording to Global News, stink bugs survive Canadian winters by taking shelter in homes and lying dormant until spring arrives. You can trap stink bugs by creating a makeshift trap with some water bottles.\nBiologists say that farmers should install preventative measures such as "insecticides, biological control and select plants that are resistant."\nLet's hope the crops will stay bug-free. After all, we all remember what happens when bugs are left unchecked, right?