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Old 06-06-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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Stink Bug Stains

Those wonderful little hard shelled pain in the necks leave behind a brown stain from their waste. It's not too difficult to remove from the wall or countertops but the Day / Night Sahdes are another issue. Has anyone cleaned it from the shades and what did you use. The stains aren't large but eventually there will be more of them so I'm hoping to avoid having a dotted shade.


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Old 06-06-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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I really hate those things. We now carry a small hand held vacuum to suck them up when when they get in. I was told not to kill them in the camper since the smell attracts others of their kind.


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Old 06-06-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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Here in Florida, we have just about every bug there is, but I've seen very few stinkbugs here. Do they generally come around at a certain time of day like mosquitos? If so, you could try a Thermacell; those things work fantastic for keeping away mosquitos here, but I don't know if it would work on stinkbugs. We have wasps and dirt daubers that want to make a nest in almost any outside area on our campers here! Those things are vicious!! We have covered the openings on the heater vents and fridge vents, but they fly under the camper and make nests there and in the awning arms- even when closed, and on the gas bottle area too! Wish we could "repel" them! Good luck on your stinkbug troubles!! Randy
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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An imported bug, they do not "bite" unless one gets in your slipper and you put your foot into it. (don't ask).

They are gross and smell REAL bad when frightened.

No known predators and they are spreading all over the country. Soon you will have your fill of them too. NOTHING works to keep them out of your camper or home. Birds HATE them too so nothing will kill them in nature here.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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Oh my gosh....those are really ugly!! We don't have them here yet that I know of (Wisconsin.) We do have Asian beetles, which also emit an odor when you kill them, and will leave an orange stain. Were these brought in from a foreign country to kill another bug of some sort? The Asian beetles were brought in to kill aphids on pecan trees and soybeans. They can bite, but nothing serious. Like stink bugs, they release pheromones that attract OTHER asian beetles. They are a big nuisance in fall when they are looking for a place to winter. Sometimes I have to vacuum dozens out of light fixtures, etc. Guess I'll have to safeguard the camper so we aren't inundated.
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I have a friend who has a landscaper and he said that this product will kill the bugs. I hope it works because I hate these little 'stinkers' (LOL).
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:34 AM   #7
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I heard that a mixture of Joy dish soap and water will kill them in a short time once in contact.

From my understanding, the stink bug came from Asia and where first discovered in Allentown PA where a sea container was delieverd with goods from over seas and since then they are invading the US.

Here is a link to make your own stink bug trap.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:18 AM   #8
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Here we have those and another that looks simular but it has a thin body with long legs they also get into the overhead vent and die you have to remove the screen to get them out! they also give off a smell about the same as the stink bugs only more like a bad lemon!


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