View Full Version : Stink bugs!
09-23-2010, 10:13 PM
My area is loaded with them. I just chased one around my livingroom for an hour now, I think I got him, even though I can't find his body, because it stinks in there. Anyone else having this problem?
God I hate bugs.
09-24-2010, 05:51 AM
We have the shield-shaped bugs with the tiny heads, when it's warm. They can't fly very well. If you thwack them with your finger they usually die. :D
09-24-2010, 07:04 AM
Right but this one was on the ceiling. I guess it could had been kind of funny if it wasn't so late and I was so tired and so annoyed. They fly well enough.
I found them also when I removed the window air conditioner. They just slid right in all over the floor. Not that I don't have enough to deal with now.
This is the first I have heard of "stink" bugs.
09-24-2010, 11:04 AM
09-24-2010, 11:12 AM
That is ugly. I was eating lunch when I opened that, and now don't feel well... : )
Mine is black though. Kind of gray, too. I don't know what brought these on. I read where my region is loaded with them and I guess, I was last on the list but they are here. I am watching them right now, climbing on the outside of my garden window.
But, when you do kill them they smell... and I read, that odor brings others. That smell is so awful, it should be used as a weapon in warfare.
09-25-2010, 06:48 AM
Not much good news here
09-25-2010, 07:03 AM
Thank you for the article. I wonder why China and Asia didn't get rid of the problem before they spread it everywhere else. I read about Dawn soap and usually, I have some but I am out of dish soap. So, will be heading to the market.
They are unreal.
09-25-2010, 07:31 AM
The boys ( my cats) wants the windows open and since, I can see... the stink bugs waiting to get in, forget it.
You know how bad these things are? They are like a joke. Rodney Dangerfield would had loved them.
I chased one for over an hour the other night. They are not as "slow" moving as one would think. And, they fly better than you can imagine. As you get close to them, you see them crack open their shell of a body and out comes wings! The first time I saw this I was stunned. It looks prehistoric.
I was peacefully laying on the sofa watching some God-awful show on tv when I noticed something black sticking from my crown molding. I got up, thinking, how he would be easy to get. I got the broom and knocked him down and then, he was gone. He was just gone. I searched the floor, the cats helped me in the search.
I figured he was just dead. I started watching the stupid movie again when I saw it on the other side of the wall. I used the broom again, and that is when I saw he could fly. This time, I saw where he flew to. Right under the sofa. Boy, was I mad.
I moved the sofa out, flipped it as well as I could and didn't see him. I got the vacuum and did the floor and the sofa, and the hairy cat.
When all finished I started to watch the movie again, but now it was over. I started to flip the stations when I saw him again. I steadily flipped while watching him never taking my eyes off of where he was going. He went to the back of the room, behind me. So that is what his game is, I thought. I let him think I didn't know he was back there. I reached on the side of me, still flipping the stations and then, when I thought he would least expect it, I whacked him with the broom.
I hurriedly ran over to where I heard his body drop. Yes, you can hear their bodies drop on a hardwood floor. I looked and looked and couldn't find him.
I sat back down on the sofa, my son then came in from work and asked why I was watching the shopping tv station the one which sells "marital aids", and that was when I smelled "that" smell, and knew I got him. I yelled, "I GOT HIM!" My son said, " mom, don't kill the stinkbugs" and left really fast.
I hate bugs, but I really really hate stinkbugs.
09-28-2010, 05:52 AM
I was sitting outside on my deck this morning eating my deep fried Snickers bar with a knive and a fork, when a stink bug dropped into my coffee. He sizzled and smelled, and I left it and went inside.
09-28-2010, 08:00 AM
a stink bug dropped into my coffee
This is definitely an act of aggression and you are justified in using all necessary force to repel the invasion! We don't have it as bad here.
09-28-2010, 12:22 PM
They are coffee drinkers.
09-29-2010, 12:46 PM
I created an invention to get the stink bugs off the ceiling. It was working well until, a little bit ago. Here goes. I took my vacuum and since I am height challenged I got some old parts from other vacuums I found and made a stiff extension which reached from ground to ceiling to 9 feet. It was working well until...
I saw this Stink bug with an attitude.
He was on the ceiling and I was in my glory to get out my new handy-dandy stink bug removal invention which sits in the diningroom ready to go. I yelled to my son, "THERE'S A STINK BUG!" while running for the stink bug zzapper. He sat down and was watching at the simplicity of this. I reached up, put the longest part over him and sucked him in. I shut it off, ran outside with the clear canister and couldn't see him. I emptied it, didn't see him. I came inside feeling defeated knowing he was in here yet. I said, " did you see him?" Did I see who, my son asked...
I am on a mission.
I put the canister back on the vacuum and something is flying, a flying tank, he was flying towards what else? But, my new handy-dandy stink bug zzapper and you could had knocked me over with a feather when he landed on it, turned and looked at me, and without my glasses, I saw him laughing at me.
He was wiggling his butt, his antennas, he was doing a dance of joy and mockery.
His lost his attitude though when ...
I picked up a piece of cardboard and started to swing it, hearing my son's voice trailing off in the distance while he was running.... NO MOM DONT KILL THE STINK BUG!
Sure, this place stinks now, son is gone, cats are gone, stink bug is gone, I am the only one here. All that remains is the stink and plans to alter the new handy-dandy stink bug removal zzapper.
10-05-2010, 04:52 PM
Stink bugs. Who needs them. I was in the bath today trying to get some R & R. I poured a glorious amount of bath bubble stuff in the water enough to take over the small room if not careful. I was laying there with my eyes shut, my head back on a soft bath pillow, smelling the aroma of lavender when, I just had this feeling that I wasn't alone. Ever get that feeling? I opened my eyes and what did I see? But, a Stink Bug enjoying this bath too. He was floating on a pile of bubbles and since, it looked like he had his eyes closed, too, I slowly reached over and clicked opened the door and with my hand scooped him and his bubbles up and flicked it out into the hallway.
Next a few minutes later as fate would have it, my son came home and he knocked on the door asking, "Mom, why is there a stink bug laying in the hallway all wet and why does he smell like lavender?"
10-09-2010, 04:09 PM
The Stink Bugs continue. I was in Home Depot today after work, and heard a man tell another man that he was traveling down the road and stink bugs started to fly into his service truck. He said, they got stuck in his teeth.
I didn't want to hear anymore. I moved on.
10-11-2010, 09:20 PM
For those interested, this might be interesting. My neighbor opened his outdoor garage to get his motorcycle out, and there was over a thousand stink bugs in it. He actually, had to burn their bodies.
I am not lying. I saw it.
10-12-2010, 07:10 AM
Last night they woke me up.
They buzz around and crash into something and then they do it again.
I put a light on in another room but that didn't really attract/distract them too well.
10-13-2010, 05:29 AM
They are like little flying tanks.
A new job is appearing in my neck of the woods. I saw a sign offering their services to guarantee to kill your stink bugs.
Mine are finally dwindling in numbers.
10-16-2010, 10:49 AM
There is one above me right now. He is begging for it.
10-24-2010, 07:33 PM
I am getting creative in killing these stink bugs. One flew in from somewhere, amazing, they are so big these days, like flying tanks. He landed inside my desk lampshade. I was eating yogurt. I finished most of it, took a piece of paper and shooed him into the container and ran it outside. I am sure to the amusement of my neighbors on their porch when I emptied it out into the weeds.
He looked really disgusting laying in there, too. No yogurt for me.
10-25-2010, 08:03 AM
Well, here it is a new morning and I got my breakfast trap ( a Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt) all ready to go incase of a uninvited stink bug coming in. I am working and trapping at the same time. :) I am catching these for your platter Red.
05-22-2011, 02:31 PM
I saw yesterday the first stink bug of the season in my livingroom. Now, when I first was introduced into these things, I hated them. Or just an intense dislike. BUT, now, after seeing them under a microscope I realize the beauty of them. On a slide, they look like a beautiful Asian carpet. I am now, quite fond of them. And, I catch them alive to put them outside. So, like my son said, they can come back in later, lol. Or pay a visit to my neighbors. They love me and appreciate my love of things.
Although, I feel badly when I read they are destroying the farmers crops.
Anyone else like looking at them? :)
05-23-2011, 08:46 PM
There is a product called Baythroid that I spray on my tomatoes, peas, etc. and it makes the most lovely looking stinkbugs I've ever seen.
I have been lucky so far.
The stink bugs are not here this year Yet.
The Mosquitoes are also missing.
I think the dry weather has helped to keep the pest away.
I do have a bunch of Frogs and lizards this year tho. They are cool and eat bugs.
TJanak, when you say;
"There is a product called Baythroid that I spray on my tomatoes, peas, etc. and it makes the most lovely looking stinkbugs I've ever seen."
Does it make them Dead, or how are they lovely looking ?
05-24-2011, 06:53 AM
Sounds like an insecticide to me, lol. that is funny.
If I was there, I would yell, " run little stink bugs, RUN!"
05-24-2011, 08:04 AM
Don, it is an insecticide that I use when I have to. My wife has a couple hundred tomato plants among other things that she grows and sells the produce. Stink bugs and leaf-footed bugs (same family) are pretty heavy this year, as most years. They do more cosmetic damage than anything.
As far as the mosquitoes, it has been too dry here for them. I work often around the Danbury/Chocolate Bayou area in Brazoria County south of you and there are always mosquitoes there. Even last week they were pretty bad after dark.
05-24-2011, 07:05 PM
Good chocolate. :)
08-04-2012, 05:45 PM
You're not alone in this mess with bugs! They need to be repelled!
08-05-2012, 03:32 PM
Interesting, they are also, in the Phillipines. This year, the ratio of them has been down in my local area. I saw only one so far this summer.
Windows on Washington
09-26-2012, 05:24 AM
Just another donation from our friends in China.
UVA has supposedly developed something to kill them effectively so I am waiting on that.
They are pretty resilient little SOBs