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Old 09-14-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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an entomologist kept track of how many he found in his house last winter:

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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on my cucumber vine. When I mash them, they stink.....little buggers....
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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We have a garden and small orchard and also have a screened in porch. The bugs love our screened in porch on the warmer days of fall.

To control them I do what we have done for Japanese Beetles. Just pour an inch of kerosene, charcoal lighter or paint thinner in an old plastic cup (like a cottage cheese container). Then take an old paint brush and hold the cup under the bug while you use the paint bush to knock them off the screen or the plant. Many you don’t even have to knock off - they fall right into the cup soon as you come up from underneath them. They cannot swim in the kerosene and they don’t smell.

One of these days I will try the improvised (soda bottle) beetle trap in my attic. For now I have them under control.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Not sure, but when you squash them they sure stink.
Ha-ha. I use the vacuum and would not know - or sometimes I just herd them outside.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Nasty! I have never seen one of those up here. I'm outside a lot, too. And to think they come inside as well, I hope they don't find their way here.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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They're baaaaaaccckkkk!

They must know colder weather is on its way because I sucked up 4 of them in the house this morning.

2 of them seemed to have longer legs than the other ones. Are they male and female? Will they soon be copulating on my curtain? I don't want stink bug babies.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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If you're missing any stink bugs I think I know where they went!
I had eight of them on my screen door the other afternoon, tons more on the windows, and even a few in the house.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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They're baaaaaaccckkkk!

They must know colder weather is on its way because I sucked up 4 of them in the house this morning.
yep, they're suddenly showing up again looking for winter shelter.

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2 of them seemed to have longer legs than the other ones. Are they male and female? Will they soon be copulating on my curtain? I don't want stink bug babies.
it's too late in the season, they won't be having any more eggs this year..

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We have a garden and small orchard and also have a screened in porch. The bugs love our screened in porch on the warmer days of fall.

To control them I do what we have done for Japanese Beetles. Just pour an inch of kerosene, charcoal lighter or paint thinner in an old plastic cup (like a cottage cheese container). Then take an old paint brush and hold the cup under the bug while you use the paint bush to knock them off the screen or the plant. Many you donít even have to knock off - they fall right into the cup soon as you come up from underneath them. They cannot swim in the kerosene and they donít smell.

One of these days I will try the improvised (soda bottle) beetle trap in my attic. For now I have them under control.
instead of using something as nasty as kerosene, you can simply put a little dish soap in about an inch of water to break the surface tension so the little buggers sink. you're right about them turning the wall loose as soon as they sense something near them.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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...how sad that people don't enjoy those beautiful creatures. They're so cool!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Ughhh. I got a cordless dustbuster so I can keep them out of the 'good' vacuum cleaner. So far OK but because the openign is so short, I stuff tissue in to keep them from crawling out.
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