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Old 05-11-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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If I recall correctly, all the media know-it-alls said that the stink bugs would go back outside once the weather warmed up, but they are still buzzing on my windows and dive-bombing at my lamps!

This morning, there was even a stink bug sitting on the cantaloupe I had on the counter!
I squish and squish, but more keep coming!
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Maybe they like watching your cable programs?

Wish I could help but I have no idea why they aren't vamoosing. Mine hit the road a long time ago. I do know one thing though... don't squish 'em. Peee-yew!
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Where are these stinkbugs? We've only seen one all spring (not that I need them).
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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When you squish a stink bug it releases its scent which attracts more stink bugs. It's a pretty terrible evolutionary mechanism in my opinion.

Your best bet is either catching them and flushing them down the toilet, or possibly using something like a Dust Buster to suck them up and then releasing them outside.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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After spending the winter indoors in cracks and crevices, they are looking for ways to get outside and destroy your vegetable garden and fruit trees. We still find an occasional one indoors every few days. Nothing you can do except grab 'em gently with a tissue (to not squish) and flush down the toilet.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I found some stinkbugs in my car a few times, but just shooed them out the window. I found our cat batting something around in the living room and it was a stinkbug. Thank God he didn't claw him, was just kind of batting it...or else it would have smelled stinky. Gross! I'm just dreading the spiders that start appearing randomly.
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