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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Stink bugs. The very bane of my existence right now. They had calmed down and it was still gross, but not as bad as it had been. So today a friend comes over to bake cookies for a charity event.

    And it is warm today.

    And we have a stink bug invasion today of biblical proportions!!! They are horrifying today. [​IMG]

    She stayed for about half an hour and said she was too freaked by the bugs and she couldn't possibly cook in a house so bad. [​IMG]

    The stink bugs do come in and it is grosser than gross, but they're no where near the kitchen. Why'd it have to be warm today?!?!? [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Ewww! Stinkbugs! Those and the dooky beetles horrified me as a child...and stick bugs and praying mantisesesss.
    I've never heard of an invasion of them coming into the house. I've seen crickets invade city blocks and buildings though.

    [​IMG] stinkbugs
  3. call the exterminator. I can handle all of Gods creatures... except Roaches. UGH!!! [​IMG]
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    are stink bugs aka box elder bugs?

    That happens all around us too. We spray the trees down and all along the foundation of the house... but never fails.. we forget one year, we have the entire side of the house covered.
  5. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Don't feel embarrassed. My mom has been invaded by the stink bugs as well... she can't seem to get rid of them.

    We have a few at our house, but they get fed to the fish in the fish tank. The chickens also like to chase them around and eat them. Oh, yea, and I have a dog that will eat anything.

    Stink bugs are not something you can do anything about. They are not there because your house is dirty, they are there because they want to be there. They are annoying and smelly, but they do not say anything about your house or how you live.

    Tell you friend to get over it... it's only a matter of time till they arrive at her house!

  6. Stink Bugs will move indoors when the weather starts to cool. If you can find where they are coming in from then you can use a good quality caulking to seal the cracks. From all the information I could find it looks like the pesticide of choice is pyrethrum but that is only a short term solution. Here is a part of an article that I found.

    You just spent a ton of money installing outdoor lighting to make your home look warm and inviting. Or, you added lighting as a security measure. Well, stink bugs are attracted to light. So, now your house is a beacon that shouts “Come to me all ye stink bugs looking for a home.” Stink bugs are drawn to lights coming from your windows, too. I can't ask you to shutter your windows at night, but closing the shades will help.

    For stink bugs that have amassed on walls and ceilings there are foggers, or "bombs" as they are popularly known, that will kill them on contact. Pesticide "bombs" work best on exposed insects, rather than insects hiding deep in cracks. Readily available aerosol-type pyrethrum foggers will knock them down, but the treatment will not prevent more stink bugs from emerging shortly afterwards. The pesticide bombs are advertised to show clouds of pesticides magically spreading throughout the room, getting into every nook and cranny, chasing bugs out of hiding. The reality is the fog rises into the air, then settles back down. You would do a lot better simply doing a thorough inspection and using a vacuum to collect the bugs.
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Thanks guys. [​IMG]

    Stink bugs are not the same as box elder beetles. These are an invasive species from Asia. Not much here will eat them. My chickens won't even eat them and when the dog does she inevitably pukes. [​IMG]

    I know where and how they are getting in..... we have two french doors on the south side of the house. (which is yellow) Short of cementing them shut they're squeezing right through. And we have really high ceilings so I can't even reach them to vacuum them up.

    I have watched them squeeze through car windows. What we have is not a small amount, it is a full scale invasion. The exterminator said the only thing we could do is endlessly vacuum them into a bleach filled shop vac. He said we could have the house sprayed but both we and the chickens would need to leave for a few days. Then he said if the chickens eat the dead poisoned bugs they *might* die. This area is under watch from a wide variety of agencies and agricultural schools as the plague spreads. Buugette is right, it will only be a matter of time as they spread north. For the equinox I am asking for the cool to come soon so they all DIE, cackle cackle die you little.....

  8. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

    May 18, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    OMG I AM IN THE SAME BOAT!!!!! I left for work and had a few and came home to what seems like HUNDREDS. Now I don't mind bugs but when they come in swarms it starts to really creep me out. We live in a a frame house in the woods so between the area and 24 foot ceiling in the great room I don't know what to do! They are coming in the chimney so I don't know how to block the point of entry either!!!

    THIS STINKS!!! [​IMG] (Sorry...had to do it!)
  9. Ang

    Ang Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    Do stink bugs=Asian ladybugs? The orange ladybugs that bite and have a musty smell when you squish them?
  10. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Oh rilly, I am so sorry! My garage looked very much like a scene from a horror movie today. They would get inside and then congregate in the upper southern corner of one window

    Eeeeew. [​IMG]

    No, these are definitely not ladybugs!! They are armour/shield shaped and they will squirt you with a nasty stench if they are disturbed. I'll post a link.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010

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