(Meredith) -- There are a lot of pesky bugs that can survive freezing temperatures, fortunately, stink bugs do not fall under that category.
A Virginia Tech research experiment suggests January's Polar Vertex may have killed 95 percent of stink bugs that had not found shelter to stay warm this winter.
The brown marmorated stink bug is considered an invasive species and was introduced to the United States from Eastern Asia in the 90s, according to National Pest Management Association.
Stink bugs spend winter hiding inside homes or buildings usually in walls, attics, or crawl space.
The National Pest Management Association says bed bugs can adapt to nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures.
To prevent these insects from entering your home, experts say fix damaged screen doors, windows, and seal cracks.