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Old 03-07-2016, 08:52 AM   #15
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A number of years ago, when these bugs were first becoming a pest, some bug head from the University of Minnesota was quoted in the paper: “The Asian beetle will die within two weeks of entering your home.”

The same guy said that they don’t bite they pinch. He also said that light colors attract the bugs.

Since that time, I have visions of finding this guy and staking him naked to the white exterior wall of my shed on one of those bright fall days.

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Old 03-07-2016, 09:09 AM   #16
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I may be wrong but I have been under the impression the University of Illinois was responsible for bring these nasty little buggers here. Yes they stink and if you vacum them up in something other than a shop vac the vacum will stink. The celings in our house and MH are both low enough we use an empty water bottle and just put over them and bump them. They fall off into the bottle and recap and dispose of them in the trash. Jim.

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Old 03-07-2016, 03:19 PM   #17
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The invasive specie is mostly an orange color, whereas the beneficial specie is red. I understand they winter in warm spaces, such as an attic (warm compared to outdoors) and breed in early spring, when they come into the living space of your house.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:27 AM   #18
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In the midwest, they are crazy thick in the fall. We are surroiunded by corn and bean fields. When it starts getting cold, the side of the house and motorhome will literally be covered. Like others have said, they leave in the spring and are more of an annoyance than anything else.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:21 AM   #19
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The best defense against the Asian Beetle is to seal up all exterior entry points. For areas that cannot be sealed (for example, my garage door) I use a product from Ortho called Home Defense. I spray it around the garage door and on the interior window sill of the garage window. Once they are in the house, we switch over to vacuum cleaners.

The Ortho product does last. I have not seen that it left stain.

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:46 AM   #20
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The worst part about them is they leave a trail of crap behind .. next time I ran into them I was going to coat my RV with a lite spray of ant killer has anyone had any luck with this on their RV? Does it hurt the paint at all?
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:08 PM   #21
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So far we have had only the 'standard' ladybugs in the S&B as we have had for as many years. I suspect that the Asian variety will show up eventually though we do live kinda in the woods with no ag fields nearby. Gotta say the green splat on the windshield of a vehicle is a real PITA to clean off, regardless of the variety.
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I am fighting them now too, and have been since November. I thought I had them all out last weekend after hunting them every evening when we got back to the camper. Went out today and saw them loaded up again. Went to the store and got a dustbuster and some spray that seems to knock them dead quickly (not sure how it affects me, but I'm sure I breathed in plenty of it). They are particularly fond of the front vent as it is the warmest place in the unit. They also like the shades.
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They emass on the sunny side of buildings, and apparently RV's. I mix up a garden sprayer of residual crawling insect killer and spray the sunny side of our house and garage when I begin to see them. After 3-4 years of doing this, we don't have many inside now. Asian beetles leave a scent trail for others to follow, so next year you have even more to combat. Each spring I pressure-wash my entire house from gutters to ground, to remove both scent trails and old crawling insect killer.
Found a few in the MH last year, so it got the same treatment, didn't find any this year.
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Ohhh, just wait, where there are asian ladybugs, there will also be the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug:

This is another invasive species of the asian persuasion and we have both. I consider the stink bugs way stinkier than the ladybug, and they tend to dive bomb you at night if you are anywhere near a lamp. You can hear the damn things coming...a low pitched out of sync buzz, then "thwap" they crash land in a most un-areobatic manner. A few nights ago one landed on my face while sleeping.....an no after hopping around and slapping myself in the face like I was having a caffeine seizure I did not get back to sleep.

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Loathe this enemy, kill on sight....shhhh, wait.....yep one is looking at me right now from the top of my printer.....their infiltration is complete, resistance is futile....retreatretreat!
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Motor7, totally agree about the stink bug. We somehow ended up with them 3 years ago and still occasionally have one fly out from the bedroom area while we're watching tv in the evening. Don't know where they are hiding and why only about half dozen appear each year but they are creepy!!!
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For the 16 years that I lived in Southern California you had to be very careful with these buggers.

They are called a Desert Stink Bug.

When they point their behind in the air like that it's time to retreat quickly.

I had not seen one of those ugly looking stink bug creatures posted earlier.

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For the inside of the RV, I use an aerial insecticide called Purge III. It is a can that goes in the automatic dispensers used in restaurants and other commercial buildings. A one second spray will have any flying insect bouncing off the walls in a few minutes and dead within 15-20 minutes. I will spray it as we are leaving for a while and use a small cordless vacuum to clean up later. They don't stink as bad when dead. I buy it from a local sanitation supply that sales and services local businesses.

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