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Well, I dont think I have an infestation but who knows. I live in Buffalo, NY and around 1230AM while innocently sitting at my kitchen table and watching movies on netflix, a bug just shot out of nowhere and landed on my kitchen light. Not willing to touch it or crush it (and my husband was asleep), i went to the cupboard for raid. i didnt have any regular bug killer. i have yard guard (joke) and wasp killer. i thought the wasp killer would be more effective. i must've gotten lucky because i hit it with the first shot and it landed on a blanket. I drowned it in the stuff and the fr was still moving like it wasnt fazed at all!!!!!! i didnt know what to do so i just kept drowning it and drowning it. i sprayed and sprayed and it finally stopped moving enough for me just throw the blanket outside. It is officially dead but did not emit any odors from being scared or whatever but that could be because the wasp spray is foamy. IS IT LIKELY THAT I WILL SEE MORE? these are creepy things and i watched that video where they are in the grill -that man was BRAVE!
did the picture come through?
Hello Tiffany, I'm very sorry to say that I checked your picture and that is a stinkbug. To catch any strays that you may see, fill a coffee can (or something similar) 1/2 full of hot water and add about 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid (I have used Dawn) Hold it close to the stinkbug and it will jump in and die. You can put the lid on the coffee can, set it aside somewhere and reuse. If you have seen one, you will most likely see more. Read through this site and you will find solutions for getting rid of stinkbugs. While you may just see a few sbs here and there over the winter, you will find out how badly your infestation is in the spring. They begin to move outward for the summer, typically sometime in April, when they will become very active. They are attracted to light and warmth, often being attracted to tv's and lights. It sounds like yours came from the attic area. You may want to have your husband have a look up there and you may want to treat the area before spring as well as doing some caulking in the kitchen and any other areas you may see sbs. If you would like to read it, I have compiled a document that contains information that can be helpful in controlling sbs. If you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be happy to send the document to you.
i was hoping this was an isolated incident :(
do they really jump in the can? i will have my husband check the attic.
LOl, I'm not touching them!
O'L JC will take care of ya!
Just remember, they are still Gods creatures.
Hey Hey TurdleMan,
Da Chief says kill em all....stinking stink bugs...swarming my teepee they are by the hundreds....
Kill em all...JC says you have to get a hose, attach a gallon of alcohol and spray em down.....I did that...but was smoking a ciggarette and wow...they stink when they burn too....even worse than my hair and eyebrows.....;]
God's creatures or not....I gonna blow torch them!
U sound very violent Chief.
Its a beutiful day, get out and get some fresh air.
We purchased a Bugzooka on Amazon but I understand they can be found in stores too.
It has a very long handle where you can be a foot or two away from the stinkbug and push a button and
the stinkbug is captured. Then you can get rid of the stinkbug by opening the trap door and disposing of it.
We capture and then drown and dispose of them. It is great because I do not like to get anywhere near the bugs. And I found myself having to spray the bug repeatedly which really stained my walls and windows indoors. The Bugzooka saved all of that. As everytime we use bug spray indoors, we spend too much time cleaning walls and windows as these sprays claim not to stain but they do and I ruined a very nice shade with bug spray trying to get one. So Bugzooka to the rescue for capture and it is great.
Plus we spray our house with a power washer sprayer and insecticide we buy at Lowes. We have had good results overall.Most exterminators in our area of Central PA say it is not worth it to spray the house for stinkbugs but they will do it of course but they also told us we can do it ourselves if we have a power washer and the right pesticide. We got lucky and did it ourselves but then again, we have never gotten hundreds of them a day ..the worst was about 3 dozen per day a few yrs ago. It is different for those getting hundreds or thousands, then I recommend an exterminator for sure.