Stink Bugs

Old 03-05-2016, 08:24 AM
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I live in upstate NY. Last year was the first year I noticed them, but I am getting more than a few stink bugs in the house. I have read everything I can find on how to get rid of them. I was just wondering if other states have them. Did anyone find a successful way to get rid of them. The reason I ask is that it is going to be in the 60's this week and the fight begins.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:54 AM
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Here in Central Oregon the OSU Department of Horticulture has detected here in the county I live in. They are more wide spread on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. I suspect because it is warmer and more humid than on our side.

I haven't seen to many in my yard. Good luck on your battle.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:11 AM
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We were overrun by them last year and I had never seen one before. This year we've had a few (a few too many) but not so bad as last. I asked an exterminator what to do about them and he said he didn't have anything that would get rid of them. Just recommended catching them and flushing them or deposit them outside. Said just don't squash them indoors because the pheromones released will attract more stinkbugs and of course make your house smell bad.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:16 AM
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Don't ever recall having to deal with them in CA.
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Old 03-05-2016, 10:21 AM
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I bought couple cans of cheap AquaNet hairspray. When I see one I spray it. It is my best bug spray. I buy the strongest hold I can. they can move very quickly, stops them dead in their tracks,though. Then you can just wipe them up and throw them in the trash.
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​You really don't want to squish them so I wonder if a dust buster hand vacuum could suck them up without hurting them and you could empty the canister outside?
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​You really don't want to squish them so I wonder if a dust buster hand vacuum could suck them up without hurting them and you could empty the canister outside?
They release their stinky odour if they feel threatened - so you would probably end up with a stinky dust buster
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I don't think we have them, unless we have another name for them. Might be too cold here.
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take a small glass jar, put water and a little dish soap in it. Put the jar nest to them and flick the bug in the jar, shake with the lid on and that is the end of them. Never use the vacuum cleaner
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They are a staple here in NJ. I've squished them, under duress (when hubs is not around) with no ill effects. They are a fact of life here. Try to shoo them outside in reasonable weather, otherwise squish. If it's the dead of winter, find the dead ones and toss them in the trash. No ill effects.
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