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Old 06-11-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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Found it; it's in the current (June 2014) issue of Garden Gate:

A control may be coming for the brown marmorated stink bug. Over the past three years, USDA researchers have experimented with a parasitoid wasp native to Asia that only lays its eggs in the pest’s eggs. If research concludes that it does not affect other beneficial varieties of stink bug, the gnatlike wasp could be introduced into the United States this year.


I sure hope they do introduce those tiny wasps; I was surprised to read on the EPA website that these bugs have now been reported in 38 states!
No more wasps! PLEASE! I'd rather deal with the stink bug than another wasp of ANY kind.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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My aunt and uncle recently retired to Fort Collins, CO and claim there are very few bugs there.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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No more wasps! PLEASE! I'd rather deal with the stink bug than another wasp of ANY kind.
No no, these are not the typical wasps that bother people. They are only about the size of a gnat... smaller even than a fruit fly. You probably wouldn't even see it. And they don't even sting!

Stink bugs meet their nemesis in Asian wasp - USATODAY.com
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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No no, these are not the typical wasps that bother people. They are only about the size of a gnat... smaller even than a fruit fly. You probably wouldn't even see it. And they don't even sting!

Stink bugs meet their nemesis in Asian wasp - USATODAY.com
Okay, that's not so bad. But in twenty years when they've morphed into gigantic killers who attack people not stinkbugs, I'll remember this conversation. *lol*
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Not to be rude, but there are ticks in Redding, so if you have a dog keep an eye out.
Wellllll, I've been here 6 months and haven't seen one and everyone I speak to in Redding who has dogs, say they haven't seen any ticks.

So, if they're here, I guess they're hiding with all the meth heads that supposed wander the streets of Redding like zombies.

As you say, keep an eye out for the elusive, yet possible tick in Redding........but they're obviously not a problem.
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