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Old 09-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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stink bugs

Having a serious problem with stink bugs I got the jeep all closed up. Not like that stops them. Cleaned my car out yesterday and killed at least 100. And are about another 100 today. Anyone got the same problem and or tips

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Squashing them releases their "stink" which attracts more bugs. Maybe you should leave it open. Suck them up with a shop vac and kill them somewhere else (if you're squashing them).

Also heard.... never tried it, but windex kills and repels them.

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Yeah I was vacuuming them. Never heard of windex I will have to try that. They caught me of guard when I turned my heat on this morning and they came out my vents
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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I heard they hate the smell of moth balls. I hate the smell too and would rather deal with the bugs.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Nothing worse than moths with nasty balls
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That's hilarious
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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How did you get there little legs apart to sniff the balls
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:33 AM   #8
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Yeah I was vacuuming them. Never heard of windex I will have to try that. They caught me of guard when I turned my heat on this morning and they came out my vents
Ok, that's just creepy!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #9
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Found this article on Drudge today

http://washingtonexaminer.com/feds-s...4#.UGCCSo1lQ19
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:02 AM   #10
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They have not invaded my jeep yet but they do attack me when I working in the garage, The shop vac works good for me.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #11
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dish soao

make a mix of dish soap and water and spray them. run some through the vents by spraying on the air inlet with fan on.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #12
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You could always plan a trip to North Dakota in January with your jeep. The -20 or so degrees will just kill them all.
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How did you get there little legs apart to sniff the balls
Frickin lost it man
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Frickin lost it man
Lol.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #15
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We're having them bad this year in Forest Hill, MD, just north of Bel Air. Most of the area is farmland, open fields, and woods which is where they like to reside. For the past two weeks the bugs have been bad, especially the days where it is 80 degrees or so. On those days we have literally had at least 2,000 covering the house, so as soon as we got home we stayed inside the rest of the day until about a half hour before sunset, that's when they seemed to let up and hide.

My jeep (95 YJ w/ best top) has acted like a micro environment. On 70^ days it will get up in the 80's inside the Jeep and the stink bugs will all get in through various gaps in the windows, tailgate, vents, etc. For 2 days I vacuumed them out with a shop vac filled with water and dish detergent (Joy or Palmolive) that way when they got sucked up they would drown in the solution. I then dumped them at the opposite end of the property. After 2 days of battling the bastards I gave up, it was a never ending battle. The first day I exterminated at least 100, the second day was worse, at least 200. After that I gave up, no matter how much I killed the next day they'd be back.

I have found that when it is cold in the mornings (mid 40's-low 50's) the stink bugs freeze up and don't move too fast. This makes them easier to get. When I slammed my door shut I heard rattling in the door, there are tons of them in the door and they got in there through the drain hole or the hole for the opening latch. Leaving your windows open will prevent the micro-environment from occuring in your Jeep, however there will still be stinkbugs in hibernation. For example today it was mid 70's and clear so I left my windows open at work to prevent enticing the bugs from entering the warm Jeep. There were about a dozen active, then I pulled up my rugs and found hundreds all huddled together underneath. When the temp. gets down to a solid 60's for the rest of the year I am going to rip out all the carpet and vacuum all them up to prevent them from coming back next year.

Also if you have them coming in your house in droves duct tape the windows and doors at the seams, that's what I did and we occasionally get a half dozen a day from the main entrance, but we used to have at least 30 a day before I "weatherized" the house haha. Also make sure to check your clothes, shoes, and hair because they like to hitchhike.
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We got some praying mantis. They had a feast on those stink bugs. Using a natural predator is the cheapest and most effective control.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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Fry them up.... like popcorn.
<<While they may be considered a pest in many parts of the world like the United States, in other countries Stink Bugs are a delicacy. In Mexico, Vietnam and parts of Laos they are a common part of the cuisine - eaten, enjoyed and regarded as delicious, mostly due to their strong odor.>>
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SO glad to have moved away from them, for now. Didn't have the Jeep up north, so didn't think about how bad that would be.

I tried the shop vac, ONCE. It was powerful enough to chew them up inside the hose and made the whole thing reek. Used a crappy old apartment vac after that. It barely had the power to suck them up, but that was perfect.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:07 PM   #19
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They can keep there delicacy. In fact I would love to help out and ship them all these stupid bugs
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #20
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Fry them up.... like popcorn.
<<While they may be considered a pest in many parts of the world like the United States, in other countries Stink Bugs are a delicacy. In Mexico, Vietnam and parts of Laos they are a common part of the cuisine - eaten, enjoyed and regarded as delicious, mostly due to their strong odor.>>
I bet if they had an abundance of cows they'd change their diet really quick.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #21
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Yeah but then they wouldn't help with my stinkbug problem
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #22
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Jeez, and I thought Miller moths were bad in the front range of Colorado.
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I bet if they had an abundance of cows they'd change their diet really quick.


LMFAO!!!! You got that right!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #24
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Found this article on Drudge today
"The stink bug is back and in much bigger numbers than last year"

Shouldn't discussions about Congress be moved to the political forum?

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #25
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Ya gotta be carefull with bugs:

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