Uncle Sam wants you!

Specifically, U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are seeking volunteers to help in the second annual "Great Stink Bug Count" in New Jersey from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

You don't have to be available for the entire month, either.

Scientists are trying to identify characteristics of houses that brown marmorated stink bugs look for when seeking overwintering sites, according to a news release.

Last year's count, which involved more than 200 volunteers, found that landscape factors, such as proximity to agriculture and woodlands, may have the greatest influence on stink bugs overwintering on a house.

Data gathered will be used to help find ways to better manage this invasive and crop-damaging pest.

Download a participant form at StopBMSM.org.