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Old 09-29-2020, 06:22 PM   #1
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Stink Bugs

The farmers are starting to harvest their crops. So those darling little sting bugs are making their way in the camper. Anyone come up with a clever way to get rid of them ?
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:46 PM   #2
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Spray around all openings with residual crawling insect killer after you have sealed as many openings as possible.
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Take a trip for a couple of weeks? Other than that I've got nuttin. They are pesky little critters.
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A few years back we went to a CG in West Virginia (or maybe it was Virginia) with plans to say the month of October. The whole countryside was infested with stink bugs! We elected to leave after a couple of days. They were getting in around the slideout seals. The most effective thing we found was to spray around the openings with a Pine Sol mixture. I was continually finding them for weeks after we left there. I would catch them and flush them down the toilet. Even being very careful catching them with a facial tissue and not mashing them, I would still have that awful smell on my hands!
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Small shop vac. Outside the best thing I found, and it is jot a deterrant. But a spray bottle with Dawn dish soap and water. Spray all the nasty buggers.
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I've tried all the home remedies without success. My solution is to keep a small vacuum (like a Shark) handy and suck them up whenever I see them - which is often.
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I've tried all the home remedies without success. My solution is to keep a small vacuum (like a Shark) handy and suck them up whenever I see them - which is often.
You better keep it emptied regularly or you'll have to throw it away!
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DW catches them in an empty water or soda bottle and keeps the lid on. They are easy to catch and sometimes she puts a little alcohol in the bottle to kill them quickly. Throw the bottle away at the end of the day and use another one the next day.
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Stink Bugs

They will get in the walls and ceiling vents
It can be a serious problem as they can hide and live for months
For those not afraid of properly applied chemicals I used TalStar and spayed all areas of entry ( exhaust fans were my big area ). They were gone in a week we tried all the soap water and other remedies but no luck , at least on a large scale
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We were at Buckeye Lake KOA about this time last year. The stink bugs showed up first in the overhead vents. These pesky critters had no odor but were defiantly stink bugs. After we left they were still showing up dead a month later when we returned to Florida. do not know where they were hiding. Emptied the trailer and set off two bombs. Never saw any more.
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Tempo Ultra SC is another product similar to Talstar. Different active ingredient but very similar properties. Odorless, water based, and residual action. A little goes a long way. Ace Hardware sometimes carries a 1oz bottle of concentrate. Works on a lot of bugs that like to invade RVs.
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I don't have a solution, but I do have a DON'T DO. We were invaded last year and they got into the bedroom at my s and b. There must have been a couple of hundred that came in thru my emergency A/C unit sitting in the window. I made the mistake to vacuuming the little buggers with the household vacuum. I did not realize the debris that gets vacuumed up goes thru the impeller. I had disintegrated stink bugs in the cannister. I was so proud of myself until the odor hit me. I was gagging and my wife was yelling at me. I broke the machine down and moved it to the back deck where it lived for a couple of weeks airing out. Nasty creatures!
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You better keep it emptied regularly or you'll have to throw it away!
Maybe I've become inured to the smell over the years, but I hardly notice any more. I just hate them walking around and leaving their tobacco colored stains behind.
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We've found Bengal Roach Spray to be very effective - it has excellent residual action so works well around the tiny openings the stinkers use, e.g. the corners of a slide or where a hose or wire passes through.


Once they get inside, either pick them up with a small piece of paper towel (thicker than tissue) or suck them up with a hand vac (but the vac filter soon gets stinky!). We keep a container of water in the shower and toss the bugs in it to drown after we scoop them up. It's a losing battle, though. No way to keep them all out if its a major infestation like near fresh cut farm fields.


We used flea bombs inside the coach as soon as practical after being around them. Again, not 100% but it helps. Don't forget the storage bays, battery compartments, etc. They are hiding everywhere.
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