Stink bug attack

Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:19 pm

I just captured one. They are hiding out somewhere in this place and one will show up here every so often, crash landing on my desk. This is the third one in the past few weeks. :o
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:59 pm

Yup, had one in my house two weeks ago. Around the time I put the DS in. It became part of the fuel in the DS that day. He didn't last long on hot coals.
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:00 pm

I hear them dive bombing my window blinds like a camokizy pilot. They are only trying to stay warm. I put them in the stoker so they can feel the heat.
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: snuffy On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:13 am

I wonder if Billy Joel can develop a Allentown reprisal song about stink bugs
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:55 am

I'm finding a couple a day. A guy I know whois in pest control says they are going to get alot worse before they get better. No predators. The Dept. of Ag. is working on a "fix."
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:09 am

I still have to pick them off the inside walls and lamps. They come in on the firewood, when they thaw out, they start flying around. :mad:
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: Stoked On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:25 am

All summer/fall they were bad here and I'm still finding one or two here and there. I get ladybugs bad too although not as bad this year as last.
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun May 22, 2011 5:07 pm

It appears they are everywhere now....


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110520/ap_on_bi_ge/us_food_and_farm_stink_bugs
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


EMMITSBURG, Md. – An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.

The brown marmorated stink bug, a three-quarter-inch invader native to Asia, is believed to have been brought first to the Allentown, Pa., area in 1998. The bug began appearing in mid-Atlantic orchards in 2003-04 and exploded in number last year.

This spring, stink bugs have been seen in 33 states, including every one east of the Mississippi River and as far west as California, Oregon and Washington....
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 22, 2011 5:46 pm

Yea, but Chris, are they in Warrenton, NC
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun May 22, 2011 6:07 pm

They are especially bad the last couple of days here in central Maryland. I've vacuumed several dozen in the house each day. Hundreds outside on any warm surface like brick or concrete block. I use a shop vac outside and then smash them when I empty it. I've noticed night time slugs eat the dead stink bug pieces. This coming week will be in the low eighties, the stink bug problem will likely be much, much worse.
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun May 22, 2011 6:54 pm

It's comforting to know that the EPA is working on the problem. The only fix approved by the govt so far is to smile at them and even then you must follow directions carefully. Failure to follow directions will be an automatic 10 year sentence. These things are incredibly hardly and I would bet serious money the EPA will ban anything effective.
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:06 pm

DIY! :up:
    Parts list:
  • Empty clean 2L plastic soda bottle
  • Disk stick up style LED light
  • Masking tape
  • Black Electrical tape
  • Box cutter or razor blade
Check out this news clip. DIY Stink Bug Trap There's one on youtube but it's doubling as and advertisement.
Last edited by Richard S. on Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed dead link http://www.wjactv.com/video/28028425/index.html
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:51 pm

Great idea!

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:DIY! :up:
    Parts list:
  • Empty clean 2L plastic soda bottle
  • Disk stick up style LED light
  • Masking tape
  • Black Electrical tape
  • Box cutter or razor blade
Check out this news clip.There's one on youtube but it's doubling as and advertisement.
Last edited by Richard S. on Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: <removed dead link>
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: snuffy On: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:43 pm

My wife is gonna like this for a birthday present - and it's in my budget!!
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Re: Stink bug attack

PostBy: Masterxace On: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:10 pm

Just my .02,

I had so many stink bugs last year that people were actually video taping my house when they drove by. I came home form work once and 5-6 ppl were standing at the end of my driveway. I sealed the house best I could and made one of those little stink bug traps for the garage. Works great with Dawn by the way. I decided enough was enough and researched and found the product Talstar Professional which is used by the pest guys. I bought a gallon on amazon and sprayed everything bolted down. I had the kids stay with family for 2 weeks and even did the inside of the house near the ceilings. I drove to our cabin and did that. Even did the sheds and neighbors house just so they wouldn't move from my house to his. Needsless to say I have barely seen any this year... stuff works what can I say. Now if these bees near the back porch would leave me alone I would be a happy camper. Just some things I have come across. Fall is coming... get the leaves away from your place. They hide in them. Last year I made a pile 6 feet high for the kids to jump in. Didn't heed the advice from someone else and let's just say that experience will forever be drilled in our heads. It was horrifying.
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