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Old 02-10-2015, 07:49 PM   #29
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I don't really like the stink bugs but I'll take them over the Asian imitation lady bugs they are all over everything year round.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:25 PM   #30
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Could be worse, they don't bite or seem to get into food. But I surely am tired of them.
Besides being a nuisance, they are a huge agriculture problem. The stink bugs are ruining entire crops, costing growers millions of dollars. They are such a problem that the Dept of Agriculture has been researching other species of bugs that are the stink bugs natural predator in Asia (where the stink bug is from) and considering introducing them to the United States. Just what we need........
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Living in PA they are about as common as flies. Hate them! They are ugly and a pain. Just don't squish them.... That's where the name comes from.. Swish and stink!!
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:02 PM   #32
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We got a bunch of them in NC in 2013. When I described them to family members who live back their, they acted like they never heard of them. We saw them slowly come out for months. I thought I got them all, but found one the day the new owners were picking up our coach.

From reading this post, it sounds like the best way to kill them is to crank the heat up in the RV for a couple of days and then use the Raid bug bomb.
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From reading this post, it sounds like the best way to kill them is to crank the heat up in the RV for a couple of days and then use the Raid bug bomb.

Actually you don't need to crank the heat up, just use the RAID Fumigator and it will penetrate all the cracks and crevices, cable & pipe runs, and even sink into the storage compartments. I normally don't use it till November when the stink bugs have hibernated and the coach is in storage. It brings them out and kills them. In the spring I go through and vacuum up the dead ones and never see another one till fall.
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We live in MD. And they are a huge problem! They have made our screen in porch useless! They do get into the food system! Soy is their number one food source and, when the farmers around us rotate their crops THEY INVADE US.... We keep hand pump sprayers on the outside of all our doors filled with sented joy soap and water to spray the door so we can get into the house... Lemon sented joy soap kills them when it contacts them (only the ones you can see will it kill) but is safe for us and pets. Remember the smell when they excret their sent, you'll smell it and taste it in food that has been attacked by them. They use a spout in their mouth to inject a fluid so to soften the item they want to eat and it leaves their stench in the food. Then the fly to the next item doing the same thing over and over damaging the food item.
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Actually you don't need to crank the heat up, just use the RAID Fumigator and it will penetrate all the cracks and crevices, cable & pipe runs, and even sink into the storage compartments. I normally don't use it till November when the stink bugs have hibernated and the coach is in storage. It brings them out and kills them. In the spring I go through and vacuum up the dead ones and never see another one till fall.
X-2, My only problem is when I turn on the heat (heat pumps) It smells like a few have got in the duct work and died! After a while the smell goes away or maybe I just get use to the smell !!
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Besides being a nuisance, they are a huge agriculture problem. The stink bugs are ruining entire crops, costing growers millions of dollars. They are such a problem that the Dept of Agriculture has been researching other species of bugs that are the stink bugs natural predator in Asia (where the stink bug is from) and considering introducing them to the United States. Just what we need........
Give the Department of Agriculture a chance. The kudzu they introduced sure did a good job of stopping erosion. Nevermind...
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We get rid of them in the camper with duct tape. Just stick them with a bit, they are captured but don't stink, then seal them in the tape and squish em. Bleh, hate them.
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We have been in the Kendall section of Miami since before my earlier post and the warmer (than our yard in N. Florida) weather really brought them out. Down to just two stinkbugs late this afternoon. So maybe they are finally running out? Anyway, we have only ever found adult sized stinkbugs, so I don't believe they are hatching in our coach, but instead are able to hibernate or something when its cold. Also, I am pretty sure they have mostly come in from the heat pumps on the roof as they get inside ceiling lights, and I have seen several emerge from the ceiling a/c vents. These are pretty capable survivors. Has anyone ever seen baby stinkbugs?
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Never saw any baby bugs. They're all the same size.
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