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Old 10-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
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I spray them with cheap hair spray! We've tried all kinds of poison, bug spray, brake cleaner, WD 40, hornet spray, roach spray and about everything that sprays besides paint! Cheap hair spray is something they don't like!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #16
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We were just in tn and pulled into a state park. Opened the door and were inundated with them. We got them out (they really did not stink) but could not go outside late afternoon without being bombarded. We are amazed at the number of them We turned on the TV later that evening to get some local news and there was a story on the little buggers. Appears its the time of the year they swarm and look for a place to ride out the winter. They suggested sucking them up in a vaccum.

We too brought some home in the awning and storage lockers. Kinda how thet get from state to state.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #17
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We've had a raid of these things in SE MI as well. I noticed them the other day on a building in a strip mall and sure enough today when I went to the moho they were on the sides as well. We're due some colder weather in the next couple of days so maybe they'll die off.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #18
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It's that time of year again! The pesky varmits showed up here (central Mi) a few days ago trying to get in the house for the winter. The few that make in get the vacuum treatment
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #19
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We had so many last year that we killed 8-15 a day in the MH, picked them up in tissue, did not smash, put them down toliet. We don't want them to breed in FL. Not as bad this year but will try bombs after the weather gets cold. wildtoad if you squash them, they willlllll stink. lol
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Are these a problem in the mountains? We will be spending the last two weeks of this month in Maggie Valley, NC. Sure hope we don't have that problem there!
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We left Hershey, PA, a week ago and are infested with the critters. Killed off over 300 the first day and hundreds more since. Got it down to several/day now, but they never seem to end completely.

Our cat is also the spotter - she tracks them down and "points" - apparently the smell is enough to keep her from actually pouncing on them. Once in awhile she snatches one out of the air, though. Knocks it to the ground and then stands guard until we come.

Bengal brand roach spray knocks them dead, but the easiest way we've found so far is a vacuum cleaner or dust buster. They stay alive inside, though. We empty them into a bowl of soapy water to drown.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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O boy, my d-i-l in Virginia just south of Charlottesville reports they are out in force in the Blue Ridge area. They have had them for several years now and they have dedicated a vacuum cleaner to sucking them up, all the internal plastic stinks from them.

We have been there with our coach several times and have not had them hitch a ride - yet. Found one on our new coach, which hasn't been there yet last week in VT.
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You may or may not be comforted to know that Congress has appropriated $831,000 to study these critters and try to stop them.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
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Looks like we are talking about 2 different kinds of critters. At least this is what I was talking about:

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While Congress continues to study the problem, you can use this to actually control the the little pests: RaidŽ Fumigator Bug and Insect Killer : RaidŽ Insect Killer . It contains Permethrin which is the only commercially available residential pesticide that has been found to be effective.
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Ah! The ever increasing Marmorated Stink Bug, also known as the Shield bug.

In 2008 we were at Lung Park, Quantico, VA, the New Oaks. Friends were in The Pines section. They were not affected. We, however, were infested with the little critters. They are easy to capture, just use a tissue paper and pick them up. Don't squeeze, place them in the toilet that has your "soap" (treatment) in it. The shell will dissolve in soapy water and kill the little "stinkers.

We found a bomb at Lowe's that contained "cypermethrin." It worked very well and several weeks later we were still finding dead ones while in storage. We bombed several times. Two years later I still find a dead one or two.

Good luck. Don't bring them this-a-way.

The odor is strong but not foul. A search will find information on trapping them, if that is the way you want to go. We found that using the bombs (two at a time in the MH) was the faster method.

They get in by compressing themselves and sliding in under the seals.
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In 2010 we were in a park with a lot of ladybugs. We came back to our motorhome to find them swarming on the outside. A year later we were still finding ladybugs in our coach. Haven't seen any ladybugs for awhile. We are glad to be rid of them.

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We may be discussing two different types. We usually have the LadyBugs as pictured above. But this year we have the Kudzu Bug or Asian Stink Bug that is making it's way from GA. This is the first year we have had them in NC that I remember.

They come out of our soybean fields in the evening and lite on anything that is white or very light in color...such as the trim around our barn or house.
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