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Old 10-06-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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Stink Bugs everywhere!

Just got back from a trip into the NC mountains and we seen to have a "stink bug infestation". Any ideas on how to rid the RV of these stinky critters?
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:07 PM   #2
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If SC didn't have them they do now.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:11 PM   #3
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I just got back (to FL) from trip to NC, PA and NJ. Stink bugs in all three states.
I came back to infestation of Love Bugs.

I've been home for about two weeks now, and I'm still finding Stink Bugs in my coach.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #4
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Spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of Dawn. Kills them easily. Followed by vacuuming them up.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:36 PM   #5
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I feel your pain. Ohio has them also or at least did have them. I think I brought all of them to AZ. I've been killing them one at a time. It has kept me busy though I think I'm close. Well, I just saw four more.
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Are stink bugs and love bugs one in the same?
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No they are two different species.
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Stink bugs

I think they are mainly from Goshen area. Had never seen any until we went to rally at Elkhart Cty 4-H fairgrounds 4 yrs ago. Now they are everywhere. Maybe they are trying to get rid of them so they are exporting them in all the RVs.
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I think they are mainly from Goshen area.
Unfortunately, stink bugs are found in many eastern States. particularly in the mid-Atlantic region.
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:40 PM   #10
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Stink bugs are another gift from our oriental friends, yes they are here to stay. Spraying them with water Dawn mix is something that I will be trying.
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I battle stink bugs in both the motorhome, and in the sticks and bricks. My current weapon of choice is a rechargeable cordless hand vacuum. It doesn't leave stains on the drywall and windows, and I can reach the ceiling with it.
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Well, the Ohio stink bugs hitched a ride with me to Arizona. I've been killing them one at a time for the past two weeks. They don't seem to like it when it's really hot out.
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They are all over the place here in Alabama. At least in a couple of weeks we'll be in Florida where the Love Bugs will displace them.
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I have a log cabin in the Virginia mountains. Literally thousands of stink bugs invade the place every winter. This year seems a bit better, knock wood.

Google "Bugzooka", Amazon should still sell them. It's a good weapon that requires no power. Once the zooka is full we dump in a cup with water and Dawn. Another solution works, perhaps even better in the smaller space of an RV: Take a large mixing bowl and fill with water and a bit of Dawn. Find a waterproof submersible LED light and drop it in the bottom, make sure this is the only light on overnight. I usually trap 30 or so a night.
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