LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - They multiply by the hundreds, and they're sweeping the southeast.
Originally from Asia, Kudzu bugs appeared in Georgia in 2009. From there, they quickly spread.
As part of U.T. Ag Extension, Neil Denton knows first-hand the big havoc these little bugs can wreak, not just on Kudzu, but on crops, and eventually on your home.
"They were literally on everything," said Denton.
For nearly two years, these pests, much like stink bugs, have been swarming the southeast. Now they've invaded Arkansas. Researchers spotted them first in Crittenden County this fall. Their prey? Soybeans.
Just as the problem is arising, one of the biggest agricultural conferences in the state happens to be taking place in North Little Rock, where a conglomeration of Agricultural professors and researchers have gathered to discusses such issues.