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Old 11-02-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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I had NEVER seen a stink bug in my adult life until late this past Sept./early Oct.

They were all over the place. In my garage, on my car, on my house, everywhere! And not just one or two, like 10-15 at a time.

Got back from a southern vacation about 2 weeks ago and was relieved to see that they were gone.

Unfortunately some strange looking black/red bug (about the size of a lightening bug) took their place.

And yesterday, when I had the kids at soccer...I ran into about 5 stink-bugs! On our chair, on our bag, on some other kids...YUCK!

I don't remember ever having such a "buggy" fall?

Anyone else?
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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What is a stink bug? Are they those flat funny shaped things?
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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What is a stink bug? Are they those flat funny shaped things?
Yeah-they are greyish, trapezoidal shaped, starwars looking insects that smell moldy/musty when you squash them! And they are everywhere this year!

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Penn State Entomology Department Fact Sheet
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I used to pick wild rasberries from the bushes and eat them in the summer in New England (what can I say...my parents were health freaks and would not allow me snacks ). The stink bugs hide inside of the fruit...needless to say...they taste even worse than they smell!
Lizzy
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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I saw my first one last summer. Since then, they have been around all the time. My cats and dog get a kick out of chasing them.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:15 AM
 
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Yeah-they are greyish, trapezoidal shaped, starwars looking insects that smell moldy/musty when you squash them! And they are everywhere this year!

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Penn State Entomology Department Fact Sheet
Thanks. They have some pretty amazing markings for an insect!!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Hamilton Square, NJ
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I don't remember seeing them before and this year we had a TON of them.

I thought they had gone away but I saw one on Friday. My dogs and cats like chasing them too but I hate when they are on my front door and I have to get into the house. I hate bugs.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:21 AM
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Unfortunately some strange looking black/red bug (about the size of a lightening bug) took their place.

Were these the black/red bugs? Box Elder Bugs

My neighbor seems to have a box elder tree that they are attracted to, and they seem to like my house. I can't get rid of these bugs to save my life. I HATE them.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I used to pick wild rasberries from the bushes and eat them in the summer in New England (what can I say...my parents were health freaks and would not allow me snacks ). The stink bugs hide inside of the fruit...needless to say...they taste even worse than they smell!
Lizzy
Yuck!
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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Were these the black/red bugs? Box Elder Bugs

My neighbor seems to have a box elder tree that they are attracted to, and they seem to like my house. I can't get rid of these bugs to save my life. I HATE them.
Yes...those are them! I'm going to have to ask my husband what kind of trees he had planted a few year ago.

I can't stand them!
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