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    I looked up at the ceiling and saw a stink bug crawling steadily criss-crossing the room. Never having seen one of these bastards indoors, I hopped on the Internet to find the proper way to deal with it. According to the internet, I simply need to flick him into a jar of soapy water. So I climb up armed with a tissue in one hand and the jar of soapy water in the other. While I was getting my supplies, the bastard had crawled into the smoke detector. I remove the cover, but he's clinging in a nook and I can't get to him. I wait. After about 2 minutes he makes his move. I grab him with the tissue. Flicking him into the jar didn't quite happen though. I dropped the tissue. The stinkbug is no longer in sight, but he's left a trail of clear liquid down the whole length of the wall. Either I'm nose deaf or this liquid doesn't stink yet. How long does it take for the scent to be noticeable? What's the best way to clean it? And if I ever see one of these bastards again, how do I get rid of it, if I'm clearly not coordinated enough to get it in a jar?



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    You're fooked, good and well. Stink bugs are here to stay. There's not a whole lot you can do about them. I usually just use a little 1.5 gallon shop vac indoors.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    I think I need to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I think I need to move.
    One or two will follow you in your luggage.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I looked up at the ceiling and saw a stink bug crawling steadily criss-crossing the room. Never having seen one of these bastards indoors, I hopped on the Internet to find the proper way to deal with it. According to the internet, I simply need to flick him into a jar of soapy water. So I climb up armed with a tissue in one hand and the jar of soapy water in the other. While I was getting my supplies, the bastard had crawled into the smoke detector. I remove the cover, but he's clinging in a nook and I can't get to him. I wait. After about 2 minutes he makes his move. I grab him with the tissue. Flicking him into the jar didn't quite happen though. I dropped the tissue. The stinkbug is no longer in sight, but he's left a trail of clear liquid down the whole length of the wall. Either I'm nose deaf or this liquid doesn't stink yet. How long does it take for the scent to be noticeable? What's the best way to clean it? And if I ever see one of these bastards again, how do I get rid of it, if I'm clearly not coordinated enough to get it in a jar?
    You just scared the piss out of him.

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    I must have 10,000 of them on my new vinyl siding.

    They have been leaving yellow juice all over it.

    I figure it won't be long till first frost get's rid of em.

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    They crawl inside your siding and then into the cracks if your walls aren't sealed. It happened to me last year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I must have 10,000 of them on my new vinyl siding.

    They have been leaving yellow juice all over it.

    I figure it won't be long till first frost get's rid of em.

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    They're everywhere. I'm about half hour south of you and they get inside my house once in a while so any place you move in the vicinity will still have them.

    If it's one of those brown ones, they're supposed to be some new kind of infestation from Japan over the last few years. Or so I read. They aren;t like the ones we used to accidentally eat when we were picking berries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I think I need to move.

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    This must be an East Coast thing… I don't think I've even seen one of those before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    This must be an East Coast thing… I don't think I've even seen one of those before.
    Tell her how you get rid of bugs, lil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I must have 10,000 of them on my new vinyl siding.

    They have been leaving yellow juice all over it.

    I figure it won't be long till first frost get's rid of em.
    And then they will winter over in your eaves or attic. You can not be rid of them. The best you can do, exterior, is a 5 gallon wet vac and then throw in some diatomaceous earth or Seven Dust.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Citizen View Post
    Tell her how you get rid of bugs, lil.
    You get back to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    You get back to work
    I'm getting ready to head out of here in a little bit.

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    Since this is the first one I've seen in my house; is there still hope? Can I do something to prevent an infestation? I see them all around town, but always outside, until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilymc View Post
    You get back to work
    I'm missing something here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
    I'm missing something here.
    I'm supposed to working instead of playing with my phone.

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    i get like 5-10 in my place every autumn

    they move so slow and creepy, like they have a plan

    FIRST, i panic

    SECOND, i carefully scoop it up with like, a magazine or newspaper. carefully, so i don't smoosh it. then depending whats closer, i take it outside or flush it down the toilet.

    like a fool, i killed one once. THAT SMELL. oh man...never again

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    That's what those are? I've been lighting them up with my lighter if I see them outside. They're the ones new to America... $#@!s.
    They fought the Wars
    They lost.
    They turned friends
    into enemies.
    Who became
    friends of our enemies.
    They stood alone, in splendid isolation,
    And said it was their only choice.

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    Of course they could also be Boxelder Bugs.


    This is a true Stink Bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Of course they could also be Boxelder Bugs.


    This is a true Stink Bug.
    I only know the latter. And there is really nothing you can do about them.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    That's the one. I didn't know they could fly until I tried igniting them with my lighter.

    Usually I don't care if some bugs are crawling around my screened patio, but if they get inside my screen they get the torch.
    They fought the Wars
    They lost.
    They turned friends
    into enemies.
    Who became
    friends of our enemies.
    They stood alone, in splendid isolation,
    And said it was their only choice.

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    I just pick them up and put them back outside if I find them. I've never once smelled them.
    I think they're kind of cool looking, actually.

    Those boxelder bugs, though.
    One of those was inside the other day and I totally freaked out.
    I had no idea what that thing was or what it was capable of. I thought it was going to suddenly fly onto my face or something.
    That thing had to go.
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    We have squash bugs too that look like that . They infest and eat the gourd vines .

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    I'll share a fun remedy... Air duster.



    The propellant is basically freon. If you hold the can upside down (misuse) it will spray a stream of liquid freon that will freeze critters (and your skin). Just shoot a stream of air duster onto the critter and it will instantly freeze, ready for disposal.

    I promise - it will be so fun, you'll be excited to find the next critter. We know that once there is a demand for something (killing stinkbugs with freon - because its so much fun) the supply inevitably goes down.

    Now, off with ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brushfire View Post
    I'll share a fun remedy... Air duster.



    The propellant is basically freon. If you hold the can upside down (misuse) it will spray a stream of liquid freon that will freeze critters (and your skin). Just shoot a stream of air duster onto the critter and it will instantly freeze, ready for disposal.

    I promise - it will be so fun, you'll be excited to find the next critter. We know that once there is a demand for something (killing stinkbugs with freon - because its so much fun) the supply inevitably goes down.

    Now, off with ya.
    Hair spray, too. It makes em stiff.

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    Might not kill it but makes catching him easier when he crawls into a tight spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asurfaholic View Post


    Might not kill it but makes catching him easier when he crawls into a tight spot.
    That is pretty much how we have to clean up Asian Lady Bugs around here because there are so many of them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Citizen View Post
    Hair spray, too. It makes em stiff.
    That's what I use on spiders. LOL!

    Peppermint essential oil and eucalyptus oil (10 drops ea.) in a 16 ounce spray bottle filled with water and spray around windowsills and doorways help keep the bugs away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    I only know the latter. And there is really nothing you can do about them.
    They used to be all over the place here as few as 3 years ago, but something must have evolved to find them good eating, because the past 2 years I haven't seen hardly any. Maybe 1 last year, none so far this year. and 3-5 years ago, we had many dozens of them trying to find their way inside this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    They used to be all over the place here as few as 3 years ago, but something must have evolved to find them good eating, because the past 2 years I haven't seen hardly any. Maybe 1 last year, none so far this year. and 3-5 years ago, we had many dozens of them trying to find their way inside this time of year.
    Maybe a bird or bacteria? We still get a $#@!ton in this neck of the woods... I've only seen them on the rise. Of course Purdue attracts Asians of all kinds, so maybe that's why.
    They fought the Wars
    They lost.
    They turned friends
    into enemies.
    Who became
    friends of our enemies.
    They stood alone, in splendid isolation,
    And said it was their only choice.

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