Cautious Optimism Re Brown Marmarated Stink Bug

Sept. 2011 was better than Sept. 2010. The largest daily kill this Sept. while patrolling the perimeter of the house and garage with a fly swatter was about 200. One day, last Sept. I took a stroke tally over an 8-hr. period and using a fly swatter around the permimeters; vacuums in the garage and house; and deltamethrin directly on insects that were attached to the screen on one of the decks, counted over 1,000 bugs RIP. And one day in late October, my murder tally was over 1,200.
The pundits say that the bugs started two weeks earlier in 2010. Also, in 2011, some farmers were allowed to use pyrethrins. In addition, August and September were extremely wet, with 16" for the two months as opposed to the normal 7" for Aug.-Sept. 2010. These are the reasons for the cautious optimism.
Still, October looms and it was worse than Sept. last year.
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On 10/1/2011 2:31 PM, Way Back Jack wrote:

Neighbor has a stink bug trap but said it was pricey.
Googled this up:
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2010/10/stink_bugs_bothering_you_delaw.html
This time of year, they're coming in to hibernate and look for narrow dark areas to enter. I may try this idea. Couple of years ago, I had a pair of gloves in the garage and when I put them on, they were full of stink bugs. Several time, I've had them crawl down the collar of my shirt looking for that dark warm place. Real PITA.
I've been vacuuming them up with a Dustbuster which I dump in a bucket of soapy water. Soap kills surface tension for them and they drown.
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Frank wrote:
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http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2010/10/stink_bugs_bothering_you_delaw.html
I found instructions for another home-made trap here:
http://www.handmadenews.org/article/index.php?idx83
Looks pretty easy, but I'll have to buy a light source if I can't improvise something. In the meantime, I might try the simpler version from your link. Thanks for that.
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