Specifically the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug which has apparently been
in the US less than 15 yrs. This is my 1st experience with any kind
Suspend SC (Deltamethrin 4.75%) kills them but they die slowly and you
have to squirt them directly. Walking across a dry film layer of the
posion seems to have no effect.
But here's the rub: Everybody goes ballistic about their odor when
squished. Well, over the past seven days, I have squished about about
two dozen inside the house and at least 1,000 outside on the cedar
siding or in the garage with a fly swatter. I cannot smell a thing
even though possessing an excellent olfactory sense. Hell, I can
smell a fart at 20 yards. Guess I should be thankful small blessings
in dealing with this nuisance.
On Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:52:25 GMT, NoRain@NoRain. (Jack) wrote:
I have a weak nose, and I haven't squashed more than one, and that was
months ago, when I only had one. I've swatted them away on 10 or 20
occasions and never smelled anything.
But the number started increasing, and I was ignoring them, figuring
they'd go away like ants and even flies do, until I read that they
don't have a set time for dying and they can live inside all winter.
So I googled and today I put a quart or two of water in my small shop
vac and some dish soap until it bubbled when sloshed, and went
vacuuming. They're not hard to get, especially on the window screen,
and all told, I got about 45.
They don't take much evasive action. The ones on the curtains are
hard because the vac sucks the curtain in, but shaking the curtain
makes them fall off and go to the window or land on the window sill.
The ones in the ceiling fixture are impossible until they decide to
walk around the glass shade. Then I pick em off one at a time. I got
When done each time I plugged up the vac so they don't come out the
hose they wennt in. I don't know if they can make it out the vents,
or if the soapy water will kill them, or if they will hang on to the
top and not fall in the water.
I got most on the first try, and went back 3 more times for a few more
more, including on the ceiling fixture. They're almost entirely in
I'm not going to open the vac until I'm outside, in case they are
alive. And then I'll pour them out dead or alive.
Of all the suggestions I read on the net, this seems the best.
Other probalby good ones where using the hand held battery vac, or a
spray botle with soapy water, but I gave away my mother's portable vac
after she died and in 10 years, this is the first time I've had any
desire to have one, and with the spray bottle, you still have to pick
A vacuum with a hose seems like the right thing, and a shop vac can
hold soapy water in the bottom.
They made the headlines in today's Sunday paper here:
If I pick up and crush one in a tissue or grab one crawling down my
shirt the other day, my fingers smell but it is temporary. Odor does
not travel far. I've been using a hand held vacuum to pick-up those
that get in the house. Insecticides not recommended in article.
my printer jammed the other day for the first and only time in the
years i have had it.......
me trying to get jam out, took a break wondering if it was time for a
then a stink bug wondered out saw me and retreated......
later i saw him on the wall and tossed him outside, and cleared my
the printer appears no worse for wear in its attack by stink bug...
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