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    Stink Bugs

    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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    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.

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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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    Don't ever recall having to deal with them in CA.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​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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    My Daugher in Law had then in her house when they were moving to a new hone. I flicked them off the curtains and did not squish them. My son used to just take them outside but I am sure they found their way in again! They are nasty! I have no clue what will kill them without killing us in the process! There were at least 10 0n my grandson's bedroom curtain.

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    I am in SW Ohio and the stink bugs moved in last year. Until then I rarely saw one outside, let alone in the house. Now I have to kill or remove about 5 or 6 a day. I have squished them before without smelling the stink. (?) Someone told me they are not true stink bugs, but related. They called them armor bugs. I dread warmer weather because if last year was any indication, they will be bad this year. I've already removed or flushed about 10 in the last two weeks.
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    I was outside working i the garden..didn't notice one landed on my arm....he sunk his..her mouth thingy,,,don't know what to call the pointy thing into my skim..Yeow! That hurt really bad. Ugly critters.

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    Here in TN they are called "marmoted stink bugs" and they are a nuisance. The delight in moving into the house as it gets cold and I find them burrowed everywhere in the Spring. I pick them up and squish them, then dispose of them out of doors.

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    They invaded WV several years ago, and yes, they are among the most disgusting pests, right along with the Lady Beetles that the govt. imported from China, years ago on the assumption that they were the beneficial Lady Bugs that eat aphids. Well, they are no kin to the "nice' Lady Bugs and they are horrid pests and if you were to ask me which "stinks" the worst, I would say the Lady Beetles, but the Stinkbugs are not far behind and they have started to appear from the attic and wherever they were hiding all winter and plague me.
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    Also here in SW Washington state! They love to sit on my lamp shades. Tried using a shiny metal tray with water and a bit of detergent in it as I'd read, but the only time they were affected was when I dropped one in!

    Fortunately I've never had an odor from any I've "smashed". Unfortunately they have just no returned for the season!
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    Stink bugs

    Unfortunately we have them in the wooded areas of southwest Michigan.
    I find a few of them every year in the room with attic access.

    My nephew found 2 of them about 20 minutes apart and declared LOUDLY that "you have an infestation of those bugs." He was in a panic!!! LOL!
    Just a few every year. I do squish them and the stink only last about a minute.

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    I get a few outside every now and then but probably will get more and more as the eggs those lay will hatch. I smash all I find. They are not native to US and destroy crops and plants.
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    We have them by the thousands in the St.Louis area. We had them this winter also, they came into the house and were hard to find. When I washed all my curtains due to some construction work, we found them sleeping inside the folds of the curtains. I never squish them as the odor is disgusting. So far the only thing we know to do is keep the doors shut when possible. They are sneaky as they come in when the dogs do.

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    Here in NC we have an infestation of them too. Our Ag Dept. says they are kudzu beetles. They stink like stinkbugs but they have a hard shell and are a little smaller. The farmers are using highly toxic chemical sprays to kill them. I know for a fact, they will destroy your beans planted in your garden. They wait until the bean sets and then they chew through the stem right at the bean pod. Disgusting little critters!
    As far as the Chinese ladybugs, we have them too. They really invade your house. We were told that after the first year, we wouldn't see them again for 7 years. Yea, right!! We have them 12 months out of the year, 'specially if the winter's not harsh. When the ground starts warming up, they swarm. It's awful. There's no way to keep them out.
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    We have them too. A true stink bug will stink to high heaven for over a day or two. Even if a car runs over it, it will leave its stink lingering in the air. When they are going to spray, they lift their little butts in the air. If you step on one, the stink will stay on your shoe for days. Don't have any idea how to get rid of them.

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    My daughter lives in Albany, NY and sometimes has them. We go to Hershey, PA every year around Christmas and they have them. Ugh. I can't stand them.

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    We get them here in Georgia, too. Ugh. Nasty, creepy things. So far they haven't been bad (knock on wood!), but last year they were horrible.

    As far as how to get rid of them, I don't know. I've tried everything short of calling an exterminator! Bad thing is, we have cathedral ceilings, and they love hanging out up there, where they're not easily reached. Finally I got a handful of rubber bands and shot them down! It was funny, but it got them off the ceilings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonrise View Post
    We get them here in Georgia, too. Ugh. Nasty, creepy things. So far they haven't been bad (knock on wood!), but last year they were horrible.

    As far as how to get rid of them, I don't know. I've tried everything short of calling an exterminator! Bad thing is, we have cathedral ceilings, and they love hanging out up there, where they're not easily reached. Finally I got a handful of rubber bands and shot them down! It was funny, but it got them off the ceilings!
    Love to have been a fly on the wall watching you shooting them down with rubber bands, just like a catapult.
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    so after a pretty quick search (they were pretty high in google), i found an organic product that will kill them. stink bugs can be killed by using an organic product named EndALL. it contains an ingredient named pyrethrin which kills the stink bugs. This product is certifed organic by the USDA and worked very quickly for me. after they die (usually 30 seconds to a minute), you can then vacuum them up. but READ THE LABEL!!!!! you have to shake the product for it to work. i was not pleased the first time i used it and it didn't work. haha. so give it a shot and good luck

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