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Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:26:03 AM »

We're definitely seeing more of these things around than we have in the past.

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/10/22/stink-big-population-growing/

Anyone have any suggestions on getting rid of them?
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 10:24:21 AM »

Ha ha,don't' squeeze them.. I had some in my screened in back porch a few weeks ago and haven't seen any since.  i swatted some with a fly swatter.  I then sprayed some directly and then sprayed around the inside of the porch.  I used some of my liquid diazion that i mixed in a spray bottle..
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 10:26:22 AM »

Don't know about stink bugs but I dosed about 5000 box elder bugs with higher than recommended dose of Malathion on my brick walls. If there were any stink bugs in the area--they didn't make it.
I have had a few in the house. I wonder how they get in. I just scoop them up with a napkin and flush them.
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 10:30:07 AM »

I had the box elder bugs a couple of years ago.  thousands of them hanging onto the south side of the house.  I too sprayed the heck out of them.   Haven't had any since.  I though they probably came from the mulch i used..
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 12:37:30 PM »

They keep trying to sneak in my side door.
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 06:08:16 PM »

I had the box elder bugs a couple of years ago.  thousands of them hanging onto the south side of the house.  I too sprayed the heck out of them.   Haven't had any since.  I though they probably came from the mulch i used..

Don't know about stink bugs but I dosed about 5000 box elder bugs with higher than recommended dose of Malathion on my brick walls. If there were any stink bugs in the area--they didn't make it.
I have had a few in the house. I wonder how they get in. I just scoop them up with a napkin and flush them.

What I have found that works real good on Box Elder bugs is just to mix a detergent with some water and spray them with that.  You have to soak them but it kills them pretty quick.  It softens them and they just die.  Not all bugs go that quick but they seem to be very vulnerable to the detergent thing. 

I just get cheap dish soap usually...   whatever Kroger has on sale or just go to one of the dollar type stores. 
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 06:14:17 PM »

I have found spraying things with water and soap to be quite effective too!
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 12:16:05 PM »

This is kind of a nasty story but it's long and has a lot of info on the stinky things...

never does really give any easy or simple ways to prevent them or keep them out.

We've probably caught a couple of dozen of them over the course of the winter.  It does seem like when we find one then we'll find a couple more in the same area not much later. 

We catch them and throw them outside into the trash can so they can go to the landfill and stink all they want to ;) ;) ;)

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03/12/when-twenty-six-thousand-stinkbugs-invade-your-home
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Re: Warmer Fall Months Leading To Increase In Stink Bug Population
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 12:38:46 PM »

Cheap dishwash soap in a spritz bottle is what we use.  Those and Box Elder bugs succumb quickly.
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