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Old 10-25-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Brown Marmorated "Stink Bugs"

During the night, last night, I had one of these things fall from the ceiling onto my face. For about a week I have been alleviating any bored time by crushing these smelly obnoxious creatures on my deck and siding. I would say around 300 in 5 days. Needless to say, I had to search the entire interior of the house before I could go back to sleep.

Ten minutes ago one fell off the ceiling onto my head while I was at my desk.

Theses things are a recent development, and not a welcome one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_...ated_stink_bug

I thought they had no natural predators here, but yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching one fall into a spider web, and although the spider was obviously put off by the odor. It would attack, retreat, attack again until it's victim died. And a very small spider.

Maybe a local chef could come with a culinary application? ...Probably not! Although someone did eat an oyster once...
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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Default Suggested application for stink bugs

Tick repellent, perhaps?
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:30 PM   #3
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Tick repellent, perhaps?

Applied to what? It's an infestation of the whole neighborhood.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:04 PM   #4
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Default Very hard to kill with Raid...

One very saturated took 45 mins. One sprayed sparingly flew away after five minutes. These are very resilient, obnoxious bugs.

Are they just isolated to certain areas? as the response seems sparse.
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Are you sure they're not Western Conifer Seed Bug? There's been quite the bumper crop this year, enough so there was an article in the Union Leader.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_conifer_seed_bug
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:10 PM   #6
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Stink bugs, a recently arrived invasive species, are not unique to New England.

The summer of 2016 was particularly bad for them out west.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:32 PM   #7
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One very saturated took 45 mins. One sprayed sparingly flew away after five minutes. These are very resilient, obnoxious bugs.

Are they just isolated to certain areas? as the response seems sparse.
Couple of falls ago I had on obscene number of the buggers on the siding of my Nashua condo. I read that they collect like that to find a winter roost. In the spring many will find their way indoors. I hit them hard with raid for a few days and had them falling out of the siding in large numbers. They are tough but it really knocked them back. See them now in greatly reduced numbers a few years later.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:00 AM   #8
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Default Oh Yeah, Western Conifer Seed Bug

They are all over our front sliders, inside and out. Been killing them for days.
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We had these big time in Md and No Va. They came in on cargo ships from Asia and there are no known natural predators yet. They typically winter over inside the walls of the home and come out when it starts getting warm. The wine makers in No Va called in all sorts of experts to help since they were doing a number on the grape crops. There is a product that is effective in controlling them and back around 2012 when living in Md it was available through some farm supply stores. The name escapes me but begins with “T” and is mixed with water and sprayed onto the sides of the house and window sills. If these are now a big problem in New England, my guess is they have been “hitching” rides on trucks, boats and cars coming up from further south.


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Stardogs probably right, If they have that little "foot" that kind of sticks up at the bottom of the leg there technically not a stink bug. But they also expend an odor so call em a stink bug.
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The product is “Terro”.


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