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Old 10-04-2014, 06:29 AM   #15
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i live in ky, and raise corn,,,ALOT of corn...we have no problem with stinkbugs,,,maybe one here and there but not enough to even worry about..
but the aisian lady bugs hit us about 10yrs ago pretty hard...and they bite, dont let anyone tell you they dont....because ive had to yank my shirt off more than once to get them off...not as bad as a sting but they can nail ya for sure..
the population on them keeps dropping and only come out in the orange clouds twice a year now and are attracted to the lightest colored buildins in your area,,,,thank god ours is not one of them....but my sons house next door is and he shop vacs hundreds up and burns them....best death method for the little boogers..

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Old 10-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #16
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Yeah, we keep a little tub of soapy water in the shower to drown them too. Wife uses a hand vac to suck them up, then drops into the water. I empty the tub a couple times a day if they are thick.

You are probably ok in southern PA until 9/15 or so, but somewhere around there they begin cutting the corn fields for silage and the stinkers flee for a new home as well as a warm place to winter. If you are still nearby, look out!

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Old 10-04-2014, 12:27 PM   #17
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Everyone thought I was crazy when I talked about these darn bugs. We took a coast to coast trip last year (late September to early October) and stopped in North Carolina for four days for my nephew's wedding. We came back to the RV one night and saw them all over the exterior. I didn't think anything of it, we don't have invasive bugs like this out west.

When we left, we drove straight through to Washington D.C. While sitting in beltway traffic, I saw one of these bugs crawling up my "A" pillar. I grabbed it with a tissue, squeezed it dead and through it in the trash behind the driver's seat....wow....a couple of minutes later the smell was atrocious!

For months after we returned home, the darn things would show up. For every two dead ones I found a live one. When I thought they were all gone, I found more behind panels and a live one about once a month. I was pretty sure I had killed them all and traded the coach in. I was doing the walk thru with the new owners as a favor to the dealer, and the new owners (wife) found one of them. Luckily, it was dead.

Apparently, they can flatten their bodies and go through very tight spaces. If we ever go through that part of the country again in the fall. I will fuel up and drive through without stopping!
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:10 PM   #18
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We went to the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia last October and the place was totally taken over by the Asian stink bugs. We stayed there for five days and spent all our time catching stink bugs and flushing them down the toilet! We packed up and headed for Maggie Valley, NC. It took a long time to get rid of all those little critters!
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:12 PM   #19
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cann anyone post a pic of these asian stinkbugs,,,? because like i said i live in ky very close to ohio and west virginia,,,we dont have any trouble with what we call stink bugs here,,,but the asian lady bugs are in orange clouds in the spring and fall,,but the numbers have decreased dramaticly over the last 5 yrs.

i remember back in the 70s down in fla. the love bugs were so bad that we had to put screens over the front of our vehicles to keep them from over heating our vehicles..
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:48 AM   #21
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thanks for the pic.,,,,,those look something like we have but are not the ones you all are talking about,,,,havent seen any like that in eastern ky.......,.,.,yet,,,,

i raise a few acres of corn every year, enough for family and friends,,,and i also grow field corn for our horses,,,,,,and from now on i will be loooking for these stinkers...
i dont use chemicles on our plants and dont want to....but if these show up may have to.......insects are a huge problem around our country these days,---

thanks again for taking time to post the pic with info.....
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DW keeps a spray bottle of soapy water, once sprayed they die in approx 10 to 15 seconds then we either vacuum them up or flush them.

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