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Hello All,

My name is Mash and I live in Maryland. I just bought a '95 YJ a few days ago and joined this forum! I am very excited to be a part of the Wrangler community.

However, I did have a question though. The person I bought the Jeep from did not tell me it had stink bugs in it. I have already killed and sprayed most of them but they just keep coming. I have a feeling they are in the seats. So is it possible for me to hose down my interior without messing anything up? Can I use soap and a garden hose to water down the entire interior including seats?

Thanks a bunch,
Mash
 

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Yes you can do that, I do it all the time to my jeep. Altho the dash is water resistanced try to avoid spraying the dash too much.
 

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If your seats are vinyl then it wont matter, it will just take some time to dry. Also I would try not to get the radio wet.
 

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If you can wait until Tuesday, they should be dead if the frankenstorm comes. They are coming inside your Jeep because it is warm. Once we hit freezing temps, all of them should be dead.
 

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You and me both... I went out the mountains the other day and counted 16 on ONE side of my Cherokee! Sure enough the pretty much took over the wrangler.... I think the spiders kill em so it evens itself out!
 

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Once we hit freezing temps, all of them should be dead.
Wrong, it's been below freezing at night and in the 30's during the days for the past week and I still found some in my jeep today. They slow down big time in the cold. I think their bodies naturally make an anti freeze compound just like flies do to prevent them from dying off in the cold.

OP- I live in Hazzard County near Rock State Park and we have them bad. In Oct. I couldn't drive my Jeep for bout 3 weeks because they were swarming that bad inside it. Also they would swarm the East side of our house and come in. I wound up re weatherstripping our doors of the house to stop them. For the Jeep however, I wound up ripping out all the carpeting because I find a pile literally of hundreds of them b/e the carpet and floor boards. I vacuumed them out w/ a shopvac filled w/ dish detergent and water so that they would drown. I had to have killed at least a thousand or two that way and they keep coming back. I also ripped off all the roll bar covers as well. I had hundreds in my doors too, they'd go in the cabin side of the lock and latch as well as the bottom drain hole of the door.

Don't forget to check under the hood too. I had some in the airbox, luckily didn't get past the filter. And today I was working on my YJ and found out that my distributor cap was fryed... turns out there were a half dozen stink bugs that got cooked and shorted it out.
See my thread here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/fried-distributor-cap-209838.html#post3187504
 

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Don't know for sure as I havn't had the need, but they say drier sheets get rid of bugs and are good when your outdoors in mosquito areas, just wipe them on your skin.
 

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Sounds like it's time to seal up the jeep and drop a few bug bombs off in it and let it set.
 
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