Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

OK, I know that they enter a period of dormancy in the winter, but on sunny days they can be active. Even at night they may be attracted to lights in your home. When they have these temporary active periods, what do they feed on? They need food for energy, but we do not have house plants and I have never seen them on the fresh fruits we keep on the kitchen counter. Researched the web but could find no answer to this specific question. Thanks
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On 10/25/2010 11:31 AM, Absolutely Contrary Mary wrote:

http://insects.about.com/od/truebugs/p/Hhalys.htm
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On 10/25/2010 11:31 AM, Absolutely Contrary Mary wrote:

Besides what other poster referenced, I've seen them on my pepper plants and chestnut trees. Here in northern DE, their invasion is getting worse and rest of country will see joy in having them around in years to come.
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<http://thurly.net/07u2
Or
http://books.google.com/books?id 0VIjEyRsgC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=stink+b ug+popcorn+vietnamese&source=bl&ots=&sigBnQfOhfRzmEguiaM6K-gpRROI&hl=e n&ei=1s3GTPeXI4Sdlgf9p7DpAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved B4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=stink%20bug%20popcorn%20vietnamese&flse
I pick them up by hand. They don't sting and they move slow. Have stunned them with a fly swatter but no need to.
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You should not smoosh a stink bug because the scent it lets off will attract more of them.

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I read somewhere no one should not step on any insect because their eggs could be on the bottom of your shoe and possible bring the insects inside your home.
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On 10/26/2010 8:53 AM, Bill who putters wrote:

crawled under my collar and removing them, they stink.
Point of my post is that their entry point was around Allentown PA a few years ago and they are going to spread out in coming years and become a real pest in the rest of the country.
Right now, they're trying to come into houses to survive winter. In spring they become constant PITA trying to get out.
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