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Old 05-18-2014, 04:44 PM   #29
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Roger certainly hope you are correct about the stink bugs
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:56 PM   #30
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I live in the country in Montana and though we don't have stink bugs we have a similar bug (squash bugs) and mice, beetles, box elder bugs.....well you get the idea. We also live in a log home, bugs love to invade through the tiny cracks. After two years of vacuuming, smoke bombs etc. I found a spray called Tempo SC manufactured by Bayer.
I buy it online (amazon) and spray the perimeter of the home, garage twice during the summer. It's cut the indoor bug population to near zero. I understand they use this chemical around schools, factories etc.
Works great!

P.S. Home Guard etc from the store is a total waste of money.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:48 AM   #31
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Bumping this forward as stink bug season is upon us--have already seen a few adult brown marmorated stink bugs here in Western Oregon.

Last year we had an epidemic and I did not realize till too late they were getting into the trailer. Even tho we sucked 'em up with a shop vac, spring time found a couple dozen a day coming out of hibernation--all told several hundred had over wintered inside the trailer. And I'm not sure how they got in.

I found them inside the water heater and furnace compartments despite having installed bug screens on both. Evidently there is enough of a gap at the hinge side of these compartment doors that they can squeeze in. As both are sealed, the bugs were not getting inside the trailer thru these, tho.

Also found them in the refer cabinet. I cut bronze window screen to fit the louvered door and it fits tight. We'll find out this fall if that works.

I also found that the factory caulk job on my Dometic AC did not completely block the hole where the wiring goes from inside the AS to outside--so there were a bunch in the AC diffuser on the AS ceiling and inside the AC shroud on the roof.

I've also seen them on the fantastic fan bug screens. If the hatch isn't tight, they can get underneath.

Turned out there was a gash in the belly pan where the PO had driven over something. I furnace taped that closed.

We did try to trap 'em as they came out of hibernation using a bright light over a cooking tray filled with soapy water. Only mildly successful as it seems if the stink bugs don't come out during the day, they stay put at night.

And now we wait for the invasion.

BTW, it is very satisfying to hear those chunky stink bugs rattle down the shop vac tube BUT they usually let out some stench, which the vac exhausts into the air. So the bugs do get their revenge and what do you do with a shop vac full of live stink bugs?
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:54 AM   #32
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They are one of the most invasive and insidious little critters I have ever come across...you have my sympathies.

I'm glad I left Oregon before they made their appearance.

They fly in surreptitiously, also attach themselves quickly to our clothing, ride in that way, then start looking for a home. Their ability to find any crack or crevice is impressive.

We first encountered them in Pennsylvania, and they do seem especially drawn to our shiny exteriors. I saw them swarmed on an Airstream in Virginia some years back...they were everywhere, inside and out.

Be sure to check your AC filters, as they love to crawl up into those and then you smell their dead selves when you turn the AC on.

They also like to crawl into spaces around awning framework.

An earlier post recommended using flypaper, which I think is an excellent suggestion.

Good luck!


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Old 09-22-2016, 10:07 AM   #33
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Yep Maggie, you may have gotten out of Oregon just in time. Hope you are having pleasant travels and that there are no stink bugs laying in wait for you at home.

Thanks for the tip on the AC filters. We are especially looking for ways of keeping them out this Fall. Last year's crop has fortunately flown the coop and haven't seen any since end of May. But that said, the new ones are starting for good hibernating places and we've already caught a couple inside our house.

Five years ago a brown marmorated stink bug was a rarity. Last year was crazy with them. I'm thinking of getting some chickens 'cause I hear they love stink bugs.

But chickens have their own leavings, and that is not what I'm looking for on my front step!!

Take care,

Dave & Susan
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:59 AM   #35
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They are all over the place in Mid Michigan by our home. We hardly ever seen them before here, until this year.
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