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Old 09-28-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Stink bugs

Any of you living on the east coast know what I'm talking about! Holy crap are they all over the place! My camper is totally infested with them, inside and out. Not sure what to do other than to just let them run their course and vacuum them when they're dead.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Are you talking about "bean beetles", as we call them?
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Halyomorpha halys (aka Stink Bug)



Their all over south eastern Tennessee...
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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Ahhh. We have those in OH, but not much of a problem. We get bean beatles, which are a variety of lady bugs, and they stink to high heaven. Plus they swarm to a spot and there may be thousands of them.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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Ahhh. We have those in OH, but not much of a problem. We get bean beatles, which are a variety of lady bugs, and they stink to high heaven. Plus they swarm to a spot and there may be thousands of them.
I saw my first of the season today here in south central Pa. We've had them for the last few years.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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Moth balls work, but a bit too strong for me. Flea collars work too but I use dryer sheets. You do have to replace them but there are plenty in a box that is less $ than a flea collar. The smell isn't to bad either.

They will be back next year too as they leave some of that smell behind for the next generation.

For those Mexican Bean Beatles we use 7. It doesn't take long for them to destroy your green beans.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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Must be the time of year - I'm swamped with them out in my outbuilding where I work every day here in piedmont of NC.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:16 PM   #9
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Here in Maryland, they have been a big nuisance. They infested my TT last fall when they needed a place to winter-over. They gain entry mainly thru the heater exhaust vent, open windows (even with the screens closed), open slide outs, roof top air conditioners, and refrigerator side panels. I now seal the heater exhaust vent, close the windows, close the slide out during Sept & early Oct, cover the air conditioner and tape where the cover did not seal completely, and remove the outside fridge cover - then place a sheet of aluminum foil over the opening and replace the cover. Of course this is with the TT in the driveway - not camping. It's a pain, but it's worth it. Currently our house and camper are plastered wth these bugs when the temp is above 60 degrees F, but I've been able to keep them out of the TT by taking these steps.
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I had a camping friend tell me to use Bengal Roach Spray. I tried it in the spring and it killed the ones that were shacked up in our camper. I reapplied it last weekend and all is well. It is pricey and I could not find anyone in Md. who sells it. Bengal has a website where you can order it and shipping is free.
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