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blcktj 09-24-2012 07:21 PM

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

coley 09-24-2012 07:51 PM

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.

blcktj 09-24-2012 08:32 PM

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

BLK00TJ 09-24-2012 08:33 PM

I heard they hate the smell of moth balls. I hate the smell too and would rather deal with the bugs.

Fweaky 09-24-2012 08:35 PM

Nothing worse than moths with nasty balls :eek:

blcktj 09-24-2012 08:37 PM

That's hilarious

tailhole 09-24-2012 10:29 PM

How did you get there little legs apart to sniff the balls

Hunt-n-Jeep 09-25-2012 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by blcktj (Post 2825872)
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! :eek:

rosendavidp 09-25-2012 12:40 AM

Found this article on Drudge today

http://washingtonexaminer.com/feds-s...4#.UGCCSo1lQ19

solman 09-25-2012 01:02 AM

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.

ballistx 09-25-2012 07:13 AM

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.

Goobs63 09-25-2012 08:29 AM

You could always plan a trip to North Dakota in January with your jeep. The -20 or so degrees will just kill them all.

MississippiDirtTJ 09-25-2012 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by tailhole (Post 2826437)
How did you get there little legs apart to sniff the balls

Frickin lost it man :rofl:

tailhole 09-25-2012 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by MississippiDirtTJ

Frickin lost it man :rofl:

Lol.

ThePhantomPatriot 10-01-2012 03:44 PM

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.

4wheelin 10-01-2012 05:02 PM

We got some praying mantis. They had a feast on those stink bugs. Using a natural predator is the cheapest and most effective control.

coley 10-01-2012 05:25 PM

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.>>

geoffmarton 10-01-2012 05:43 PM

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.

blcktj 10-01-2012 07:07 PM

They can keep there delicacy. In fact I would love to help out and ship them all these stupid bugs

BLK00TJ 10-01-2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by coley (Post 2849885)
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.

blcktj 10-01-2012 07:35 PM

Yeah but then they wouldn't help with my stinkbug problem

Videopelli 10-01-2012 07:55 PM

Jeez, and I thought Miller moths were bad in the front range of Colorado.

bgchzhd68 10-02-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ (Post 2850290)
I bet if they had an abundance of cows they'd change their diet really quick.



:rofl: LMFAO!!!! You got that right!!!

prowler 10-02-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by rosendavidp (Post 2826762)
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?

:whistling::whistling::whistling:

KaiserJeep 10-02-2012 02:07 PM

Ya gotta be carefull with bugs:Creepshow - YouTube


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