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Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Share Your Stink Bug Stories
"Yup, those are the ones! They would perch on the rail posts and wait for the stinkbugs to fly by then, launch like a jet and catch them in mid air. They like the vegi gardens cause the stinkbugs like it there too."
Oct 4, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Share Your Stink Bug Stories
"The spiders around here are taking a liking to them. Also, there is a large yellow ground wasp that attacks them mid-flight. It's a pretty scary wasp as it is nearly 2" long but, seems more interested in the stinkbugs than humans.…"
Oct 4, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Share Your Stink Bug Stories
"Give yourself a break. Just use a diluted water and Dawn dishwashing liquid in a wide mouth jar with a lid. It works just as well as the acid without any danger of burning yourself or hazards of disposing it. Much safer and just as effective. The…"
Oct 3, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Not much more you can do with window AC units except to cover them with screening. Use window screen, The 1/4"x1/4" metal screen is too big a hole. Common entries are around bath vents and recessed lights. Also ceiling fixtures can be an…"
Oct 1, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Just a note: We did a house sealing for a client here in Northern VA last fall. The house was infested with stinkbugs. The seal-up was extensive and we used most of the techniques described in the blog post on this site. It was a pretty expensive…"
Oct 1, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Kudos Jeff! The way to do it is to work on the problem (them getting into your house) rather than a symptom (killing them once they are inside). Hit the 'BLOG' button at the top of this page and find out how that is done. I did an…"
Sep 28, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"The escutchon cover up against the ceiling usually comes off easily with one or two screwsalong the top edge. Pull the escutchon down and caulk around the electrical box or just tape over the box with painters tape so just the support post shows…"
Sep 28, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Take a piece of cardboard and tape it, with plenty of painters tape, over the fireplace. This is a common place for them to enter the house. Even if you screen the top of the chimney, the bugs already in the chimney will continue to enter your…"
Sep 28, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Probably need to replace the weatherstripping around that door. If you can't find a direct replacement at a trailer dealer, you can buy foam tape at Home Depot (in a roll) in the insulation area of the store. It comes in a veriety of sizes.…"
Sep 27, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Yes, this is looking like a real bad year for SB's. Looking through about 30 of them on my office window right now. And, I just sprayed last weekend. I had my crew sealing up my daughter's house next door yesterday and the stinkbugs were…"
Sep 27, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"A big warning here about covering the chimney with screen. It works but, if you use plastic screening and forget to pull it off before you use the fireplace, you could easily burn your house down. Even if you use metal screening, you must make sure…"
Sep 24, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Yup, I live in Northern Loudoun County VA and today is definitely the day! Was standing in the driveway talking to a friend and they were all over the house and US. Had to move inside. I just sprayed last night. Hoping to see a bunch of dead stink…"
Sep 21, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"I'm looking into systemic treatments for the trees in the yard as a possible option to some of the broadcast spraying I do. The up front problem is the cost of the stuff. It would be/is a problem to see how effectively it works on stink…"
Aug 2, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"I have a crew that does that. Send me your contact info from my website: www.shorthill.net and we'll set something up."
Jul 26, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Paramount in Hamilton (703) 777-8820 has some pretty good stuff as well as  Country Termite 540-338-7821  "
Jul 25, 2012
Charles Owings replied to Admin's discussion Stopping Stink Bugs: What's Working for You?
"Good idea. Might want to check with an exterminator to lay in some powder insecticide along the eves. Very effective and long lasting. You really need the proper equipment to do that right though."
Jul 25, 2012

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USDA reports on Stink Bugs

Here are the presentations that were done by the scientists working for the USDA concerning the work in progress on the stink bug issue:

 

http://wolf.house.gov/uploads/Wolf%20BMSB%20Town%20Hall%204.18.11.pdf

 

http://wolf.house.gov/uploads/Leskey%20Presentation.pdf

 

Quite a bit of information but,…

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At 3:06am on May 4, 2011, Admin said…

Thank you, Chuck, for letting us feature your article about sealing up your home!

http://stopstinkbugs.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-seal-up-your-house-and

 
 
 

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