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    Every day a winding road spinnaker's Avatar
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    Freaking stink bugs!

    Freaking stink bugs! I am so tired of these things! I must have grabbed at least 10 in the house just today. Just caught two climing up the same wall just now.

    It has been warm the past couple of days and that seems to bring them out of hiding.

    I tried one of those traps but it didn't do squat.
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    I have the same problem with boxelders.

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    Better than cockroaches or bedbugs!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Freaking stink bugs! I am so tired of these things! I must have grabbed at least 10 in the house just today. Just caught two climing up the same wall just now.

    It has been warm the past couple of days and that seems to bring them out of hiding.

    I tried one of those traps but it didn't do squat.
    I hope by "grab" you meant carefully trapped and threw out in a sealed bag. Squishing these bugs release pheromones that attract more stink bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Yeah, we have tons and I can't figure out where they keep coming from. Maybe down the chimney like the anti-Santa? The wife doesn't like hurting insects so we just trap them between a piece of junk mail and a disposable plastic cup and throw them outside. Lots of dead ones in the windowsills too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Yeah, we have tons and I can't figure out where they keep coming from. Maybe down the chimney like the anti-Santa? The wife doesn't like hurting insects so we just trap them between a piece of junk mail and a disposable plastic cup and throw them outside. Lots of dead ones in the windowsills too.
    In Louisville throwing them outside in the winter is killing them.


    I think they hide up in the attic then when things get warmed up they start moving about. I noticed a bunch up there when mounting a TV antenna. My attic has an air vent. I am sure plenty get in that way.
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    Yeah, I'm well aware that they won't survive when thrown outside, but it eases my wife's conscience and means we don't smell them.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Get some spiders.

    We seem to be reasonably bug free, even in the middle of summer, but then we've got a spider or two in just about every room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Get some spiders.

    We seem to be reasonably bug free, even in the middle of summer, but then we've got a spider or two in just about every room.
    Then I will need a bird, then a cat, then a dog........

    It creates such a big hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 SPD View Post
    I lived in an area with plenty of stinkbugs.

    They never got into the house I was in.

    I wonder if there is anything inside of your house that attracts them?
    Everyone in the region gets them. One lady in my community pretty much had a wall covered in them. She collected them and sent them via mail to our management company!
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    Worst year ever for em. I was really hoping they would be gone by now. It is better than it was this summer.

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    I'll take the stinkbugs over the oak leaf rollers I get in March.
    They come down out of the trees on long webs kind of like a silk worm would produce. There's so many of them you can't go out of the house without running into their webbings....it's annoying, and sort of gross. Thank God it only last about 2 weeks.
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    Stink bugs came to the US on container ships from China. They started in the southeast, and have slowly moved up into the northeast. We got them here for the first time a few years ago. We pay an exterminator about $129 to spray for them in early October, which kills most of them outside the house. They are trying to get INSIDE your house for the winter and they'll emerge all winter long. Spraying to kill them outside GREATLY reduces the number of stinkbugs you'll have in your house all winter.

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    Praying mantises eat them too. If you happen not to have a native population, you can buy egg sacks on Ebay.

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    Solution: Small, hand held vacuum cleaner. Works for all kinds of bugs.
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    Seems like all the crap comes in on those chinese container ships... stink bug, emerald ash borer, chinese electronics....

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