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Old 09-11-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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Has anybody had trouble with stink bugs this year?
This is the first time I remember having them in my garden.
I didn't have them bad, but it makes me wonder about them.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Knock on wood~~we have not seen any this summer. They were awful last summer and I think they were around until the middle of winter. I guess they moved west to your house!
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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I haven't seen any stinkbugs in the yard, or flying around the house. For some reason though, we keep finding dead stinkbugs in the unfinished part of the basement. It's like that one area is a stinkbug graveyard.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I found a few in the house in NE Jersey. Not half as bad as last year, though. I wonder what happened?
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Woodbridge
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Are you sure they are stink bugs and not squash bugs? They look slightly different.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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Not sure, but when you squash them they sure stink.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Last year there were some here or there, this year a few more of the invasive little bugs. I've been seeing more in the last week or two. I dread what next year will bring. I'm hoping a natural predator or two will appear.

A good picture here for anyone wanting an I confirmation: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys - Pest Tracker - NAPIS

Another close up: Invasive bugs making a bigger stink - The Washington Post

A map to see where they have manged to spread to in a pretty short period of time: Stink bug population spreading across USA - USATODAY.com
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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Last year there were some here or there, this year a few more of the invasive little bugs. I've been seeing more in the last week or two. I dread what next year will bring. I'm hoping a natural predator or two will appear.

A good picture here for anyone wanting an I confirmation: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys - Pest Tracker - NAPIS

Another close up: Invasive bugs making a bigger stink - The Washington Post

A map to see where they have manged to spread to in a pretty short period of time: Stink bug population spreading across USA - USATODAY.com
good links, thanks.

i haven't seen nearly as many as last year, but i'm not going to claim to have much knowledge as to how many are out there until fall, when they start coming indoors.

at the local grocery store a couple weeks ago trying to get some last minute stuff before irene hit, i saw an end cap with stinkbug traps for about 20 bucks each.

Want to Kill Stink Bugs? Try This | NBC Washington
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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After seeing the pictures, I had them in my garden.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I've had a helluva time in Staten Island, NY with stink bugs. This is the first year they've invaded my home. It was worse in the winter. It got to the point where I'd actually check my clothes before I put them on. I'd find them walking on the tops of my curtains, sitting on the wall, flying into the lights. ugh.. I hate those things. I haven't seen many in the house since the warm weather started, but I have seen a few on my screens trying to get in.
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