Soap solution will push them away temporally. So thats new to you. I kill
hundreds yearly. Many in the house, and attic really get a lot in sep-oct.
The crawl up the side of the house. They like eating many vegetables. This
is the third summer, and they came in and multiplied so fast. They need a
warmer space to survive freezing. Supposed to start out central pa. Chinese
stink bugs, from china.
I saw this too late, but I knew right away it was a stink bug, I have
only seen them in brown, though. They are a pain in the neck but at
least they don't bite and they are slow. Avoid squashing them.
That's what I heard, too, then I saw some show, for the life of me I
can't remember which, where these were being sold at a street market,
people eat them. They say they taste like cinnamon. It didn't appear
to be a new item on the Mexican menu. Maybe I'm wrong.
Wikipedia has a listing for them:
"it is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan."
"The brown marmorated stink bug was accidentally introduced into the United
States from China or Japan. It is believed to have "hitched a ride" as a
stowaway in packing crates. The first documented specimen was collected in
Allentown, Pennsylvania, in September 1998. Several Muhlenberg College
students were reported to have seen these bugs as early as August of that
"As of November, 2011 it has spread to 34 U.S. states."
Don http://foraging.com/ e-mail at page bottom.
I know what I've heard for a few years now, stink bugs/China/etc.
But it was my husband who saw this on some show and called me
to check it out, saying So much for stink bugs coming from China.
This outdoor food market was selling stink bugs to eat and they
were identical in appearance to these bugs that have been finding
their way into my house every so often for the last five years
or so. I wouldn't be able to tell them apart from each other if
they are, in fact, a different type of stink bug. Which I guess
I'd be a vegetarian before putting bugs on the menu anyway.
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