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Old 05-19-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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Stinkbugs!

Not sure if this is the correct place to post.... however.....We are swarmed with stink bugs! Yuck! Any ideas about how to keep them out? We have a small dedicated shop vac especially for them....they seem to keep coming. Help!
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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Oh dear, I sympathize with you.

They seem to like the aluminum, as we were swarmed with them in Pennsylvania a couple of years ago. They attach themselves to your clothing, fly in any time you open the door, and creep into every crevice inside and out. We fought them for a couple of months, then found more later---dead in the recesses of cabinets and one that survived the frigid midwest winter somehow and crawled out onto the windshield once we reached warmer temps as we headed south mid-January.

Might want to contact an exterminator.


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What do they look like? Are they hatching only at a certain time of the year, or is it all of the time? How about a photo or link to identify them?
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There seems to be an infestation of stink bugs here in Western PA. Take a look at this YouTube video on making the perfect stink bug trap. It really seems to work and is inexpensive to make...just put it in your AS (or home) and let it go to work...
YouTube - ‪BEST Stink Bug Trap EVER‬‏

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What do they look like? Are they hatching only at a certain time of the year, or is it all of the time? How about a photo or link to identify them?
Al the pics you will ever want to see.
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http://www.asktheexterminator.com/Ho...ink_Bugs.shtml

Good article on how to control and or remove
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ah yes, the perennial animal question. you must realize that the stinkbug has absolutely no idea that it stinks. but your human superiority complex blinds you to one very important fact..do you really have any idea how you must smell to a stinkbug? can somebody say 'gag a maggot?'
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Al the pics you will ever want to see.
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Oh, now I get it. I've seen those before. Do they really stink?
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Oh, now I get it. I've seen those before. Do they really stink?
Dunno, not many here yet.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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Busy....busy

Thanks to all ...I've researched your sites and taken in all I would ever want to know about stinkbugs.I've also been in the trailer everyday morning, evening and night.....vacuuming with a small (dedicated now to stink bugs) shop vac.The numbers are diminishing. I found 50...(yes I'm counting now)...compared to more than 200 the first day that I went into attack mode. I have used dawn dish soap....lysol lemon cleaner....removed everything that can possibly move.....the hatches have been cleaned out and vacuumed many times. Found a crevice in the hatch that was home to many....used a small wire to scare them out and vacuumed the family of seemingly thousands. I am in the process of making the 2 liter traps.I'll let you know how they fair. It seems that one of the favorite spots to enter are the 2 fridge vents. I WILL WIN THIS WAR!!!!Now for another question: I thought about lining the inside of the louvered fridge vents with metal screen....would this hamper airflow that is needed for these vents?
Plan B will be to place a house fan elevated at the level of the vents, with the fan blowing away from trailer....don't think the little pests will be able to fly toward the fan....but I have a lot to learn yet. I plan to go camping this weekend. The arsenal will come along....and I will continue the fight. When I return, I plan to unscrew the bed board to see what pleasures I can find there. I just do not have time to do all that before our journey. I will probably lay in bed and dream about plagues.
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Your story reminds me of when we had small moths hatching from our kitchen cupboards in our house a few years ago. I had to remove every single item from every cabinet, including the metal strips along the edges of the shelves that held the clips that held up the shelves. There were larvae everywhere. Especially under the metal strips.

Then I found a bug spray that had mint or something in it. It was made of natural ingredients that would not contaminate food, etc. So I wiped every thing down slow and sure and finally eradicated the buggers. Prior to that, they would hatch all the time just like bugs on the river.

Not sure what to tell you about the fan or screen. Maybe someone else could pitch in there.

I feel for you. Just keep on plugging. You'll get 'em.
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If you have an awning, be sure to check its' fittings and hardware crevices. We hosed dozens out of there, carried back to Illinois from Pennsylvania. Also crevices around the light fittings, bumpers, etc.


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