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rws
09-28-2012, 07:24 AM
Seems like in just the past couple of days, they have swarmed our area. We had them last year, and dealt with them as best we could.

So my question is, what pesticide will kill them, and what kind of trap can be made to let them in without an exit?

I've sprayed "permethrin" around my windows and doors on the outside. It seems to reduce the number of them hanging around waiting for a rush inside, but I've never seem where it actually killed them.

vpt
09-28-2012, 07:47 AM
I have noticed a very increased number of these stink bugs around my areas as well within the last few days. All of a sudden they seem everywhere!

http://www.therecordist.com/assets/photo_gallery_sfx/Insect_Recording_StinkBug_9-15-10_1.jpg

Gazz
09-28-2012, 07:54 AM
I have seen a bunch of them here as well but I can't smell them. Several years ago it was lady bugs, thousands of them.

Rustybolt
09-28-2012, 08:21 AM
Right now, south of you we're seeing a mass invasion of box elder bugs.
Apparently they are drawn to the warm, light colored siding on the house. They don't seem to be interested in the shady side.

SteveF
09-28-2012, 09:21 AM
So my question is, what pesticide will kill them, and what kind of trap can be made to let them in without an exit?


Traps are easy. For the ones that get inside I use a small Gatorade bottle with a couple inches of water and a squirt of dish soap. Hold the bottle under them, give them a bump and they fall right in and drown, make sure you put the cap on after they are in.

At night the same concept works but you put a light under the bottle thusly : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKc5acECuQk

Steve

Rosco-P
09-28-2012, 09:24 AM
The big box stores and probably other places like Tractor Supply or your local farm or feed dealer will have traps and probably sell chemical controls that don't require a pesticide license.
Your profile doesn't list a location.
See: http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/brown-marmorated-stink-bug
and: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/insects/bugs/stinkbugs/stinkbugs.htm

bosox
09-28-2012, 09:33 AM
Oh! Those stink bugs!! I always make sure to cover my nose so I couldn’t smell them.

dp
09-28-2012, 10:46 AM
So my question is, what pesticide will kill them, and what kind of trap can be made to let them in without an exit?



http://www.bugspray.com/article/stinkbug.html

Evan
09-28-2012, 01:16 PM
It stuff like that that make me glad to live north. However, in the last decade we have noticed various odd bugs that we haven't seen before. They must be migrating north as the winters become milder. That's what is partly responsible for the severe pine beetle kill problem. It isn't cold enough in winter to kill them as it used to do. They have eaten themselves out of this area with 95% pine kill and are now migrating across the Rockies.

bob_s
09-28-2012, 01:28 PM
The best non-chemical method to rid yourself of stink bugs is frogs and turtles.

wierdscience
09-28-2012, 02:48 PM
Talstar P,good stuff for all sorts of bugs and spiders.Does the job and when used outdoors sunlight breaks it doqn in about 60-80 days.

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/talstar-talstar-one-p-97.html

flathead4
09-28-2012, 03:08 PM
I have seen a bunch of them here as well but I can't smell them.

They only stink if you smoosh them. I just ignore them. Live and let live...

Tom

SteveF
09-28-2012, 04:14 PM
The best non-chemical method to rid yourself of stink bugs is frogs and turtles.

Somehow duct taping a turtle to a broom handle so I can hold it up next to the stink bug just seems like way too much trouble. ;)

Steve

bob_s
09-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Somehow duct taping a turtle to a broom handle so I can hold it up next to the stink bug just seems like way too much trouble. ;)

Steve

Duct tape is only necessary if you want to attach frogs to broom handles. Turtles are more easily attached with bailing wire.

Grind Hard
09-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Have any marigold flowers handy? You can soak the blooms (even past-due ones) in water and make a potent bug repellent.

Gravy
09-28-2012, 09:45 PM
There's a new stink bug in town, and it's a bad one. The Brown Marmolated Stink Bug (BMSB) is an invasive and highly destructive import from Asia that has no natural predators on this continent and is quite pesticide resistant. It does major damage to vegetable & fruit crops. It overwinters in your house and reeks when threatened, squashed or just plain dies. En masse, the stink is overwhelming and irritating to the respiratory system. I had to use an organic vapor respirator when cleaning the dead ones out of my storage shed in the spring.

I could go on at nauseating length, but suffice it to say that you don't want them, you can't just live with them when they come by the hundreds or thousands, and there's no reliable way of eliminating them. Unfortunately, you will likely have them before long.

legendboy
09-28-2012, 11:01 PM
what do these stink bugs smell like?? haha

i have never encountered one