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You may not be a chemical engineer or entomologist, but if you're like most of us, you've spent nights awake thinking about creative ways to rid your home of these pests.
This forum is for sharing ideas about how the stink bug problem could be solved. You don't need to back up your idea with mechanics or data, just a good hypothesis. Maybe your idea will trigger someone else's idea, and help lead to a real solution!
You can start with, "Wouldn't it be great if..." or, "You know what might work?"
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Imagine a blend of camphor, cat piss, with just the slightest hint of skunk. As for consistency, the one that had crawled into my coffee mug the other night had a crunchy almost nut like texture. The ones that have crawled into my mouth while I was sleeping were very similar. And you know what? It's January! Can't wait for next summer. Good luck with your culinary pursuits.
I have found it interesting that the original articles I found on SBs about three years ago when they started invading my home in Western Pennsylvania have been taken down. The articles discussed the import of the SBs by farmers in central Pennsylvania to control the Asian Beetle (orange, lady bug appearing beetles) that were destroying crops. The articles stated that they were brought here with the aid of the Agriculture department at Penn State. All of a sudden, they were "accidentally" introduced through importation of vegetation from Asia (China specifically). Great job Penn State! Had you done your research you would have found that although the BMSBs are a natural predator for the Asian beetles in China - their population is controlled by two natural predators, both specific the Asia - a bird (can't remember the name) and a lizard. Neither of these species would survive the climate in PA. Perhaps the folks in China don't mind them since they are not the nusance they are here because of over-population.
So, now that I've vented, on to the brainstorming.... perhaps we need to genetically engineer a bird species that is specific to the North East that would find them irresistable? How about crop-dusting planes filled with soapy water? (the people at Proctor & Gamble should be all of this since Dawn works best). Just think how clean everything would be...
Actually... I was being serious. Genetically engineering a bird species that is already here will change nothing but their preference (instead of disdain) for the BMSB. Birds are already here and have never "wiped out all insects" so that scenario is unlikely.
As for their smell being a "lot of nonsense" - I have personally been offended by their odor. I wouldn't call it "GodAwful", however, it reminds me of someone who hasn't showered in days and is akin to the "dirty hair smell". Maybe that is not offensive to some people. I have a coworker that washes her hair infrequently and smells like BMSBs and she claims they don't "stink" . Guess it's a matter of perspective.
Their odor is their defense against predators; both animal and human.
I was not suggesting that you smell bad - heck, I don't even know you. I was mearly stating that what smells bad (or stinks!) is subjective - as is obvious when you walk past someone with awful smelling aftershave or perfume. They obviously think it smells good even though we might not agree.
I thought it was obvious that I was joking about the soapy crop-dusting. Maybe I needed to add an LOL...
I was thinking of rigging a trap using an infrared light and sticky board. Worried they might release their stink. I am still seeing 1 to 4 a day and thought maybe do this while we are sleeping and all lights are turned off except for the infrared.