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My Ode To Halyomorpha Halys

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posted on May, 8 2014 @ 11:47 PM
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If you don't know what a stink bug is, consider yourself really lucky. At the moment my house is overrun with them and nothing you can do seems to slow it down. I am generally not a squealing girly, girl when it comes to bugs... But these are downright creepy looking and don't even get me started on the smell they emit. One stink bug spraying its scent can leave your house smelling foul for at least a couple of hours.

They land on you because they obviously lack the skill/intelligence it takes to stay on course/land correctly. They usually land on you by dive bombing out of control. Then of course they may decide to spray because they've scared the shiite out of themselves.

Whoever "accidentally" introduced this monstrosity to the US, should be forced to live in house filled with thousands of them.

In my effort to find a minute bit of humor in this plague, I wrote the below...

Here's to hoping they can find a solution to this problem that seems to be getting more out of control every year.

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Where do I start odiferous one?
Can I skip the pleasantries and just say, you are no fun?

I see you on my ceilings and I see you on my walls.
I smell your stink as it wafts through my halls.

You're on my tv crawling all over Obama's face
And I wonder why in the hell you won't leave my space.

You fly like a crazed kamikaze into my windows and lights
And I'm scared to crawl into my own bed in recent nights.

I've bought traps that zap and even some spray
But you keep coming with more friends, determined to stay.

I have nightmares where my septic tank is overflowing.
I've flushed so many of you, it should be close to blowing.

I've cursed at you and tried to free you as well.
Yet you keep showing up like a mother in law from hell.

I've had enough of your antics and constant landing on me.
Your full body armor and clinging legs are just too freaky.

Alas, I am left with one final thing to do
We're breaking up Stink Bug... I'm just not that into you.

Pack up your stank and find your own way out.
Head back to China, I'm sure you remember the route.


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posted on May, 8 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Hilarious Kanga....So sorry the widdle buggers have driven you buggy.

Does a bug bomb in a can work on them? Or would you have mass stinking at once from hundreds of them all croaking at the same time.


Des

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posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Geez... Wouldn't that be nasty? You would have to leave your house for a week if that happened!!

I am not sure if a bug bomb would kill them. I do know that we buy the spray that is supposed to be just for them, yet here we sit. I am beginning to think of them like cockroaches. They will just never die.

In my experience, if they die naturally they do not leave a scent (that I can smell) but they tell you to not kill them inside because it will draw more of them in so I am stuck flushing them. One by one.

I used to try to get them back outside, but that didn't work because more just kept coming in. I think we are probably going to be stuck with this problem for a long time.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Vacuum cleaner with disposable bag, is your friend Kanga....


Use the spray made for them in/on the disposable bag. Bet you can find one of those hand held models in a thrift shop for pretty cheap.

Des

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posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: Destinyone

They spray as soon as you suck them up. Then you have hot air mixing with that stink blowing it throughout the whole house!!
It'll make your eyes water!

That stink may very well be one of the best survival mechanisms known to man.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Jeez...I don't know what to say. Have you tried this stink bug trap? I read some of the reviews from people who use them...here's one.

The trap works
Posted by Anonymous
on 11th Sep 2013

I have put the trap on a fence about 30 feet from my house. I can't believe how many bugs are going into the trap, and not in my home. It does work so try it.

From site/link. How it works:

Used outdoors from April 1 through early fall, the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap lures these pest insects within a 30-foot radius using multiple pheromone attractants. The stink bugs crawl or fly to the trap, walk up the green ‘fins’ and through the cone, and get trapped inside the clear chamber where they dehydrate.
Unique features and benefits

Traps both males and females, and all stages of the stink bug life cycle from nymph to adult
Reduces damage to gardens and fruit trees

Intercepts adult stink bugs before they enter homes

Non-toxic mode of action

Pheromone attractants are odor-free to humans

4-week outdoor attractant supply included with trap

9-week outdoor attractant refills sold separately

Stink bugs dehydrate for easy disposal

Reusable Stink Bug Trap



www.rescue.com...

Des



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:41 AM
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OMG, you cracked me up! LOL I'm not laughing because you have a problem with the buggies, but how comical you are in relating your story. LOL



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: Destinyone

I haven't seen that!!!! I will definitely give it a try. Thanks Des!


Anything has to be better than nothing at this point. If it works I might consider draping them all over my house like Christmas lights.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

I am glad it made you laugh. Sometimes that's all you can do.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 01:05 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Anyone who writes original poetry about a bug gets a star and flag from me. Period.

It's just the way I roll.

Please keep in mind, things could definitely be worse. Best of luck with the stinkers!



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 01:38 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: Destinyone

I haven't seen that!!!! I will definitely give it a try. Thanks Des!


Anything has to be better than nothing at this point. If it works I might consider draping them all over my house like Christmas lights.




Kanga. They sell them at Home Depot in the garden dept, and I've seen them at Walmart, garden dept a couple of times. They'll be located with the wasp and fly traps, that are basically the same. You can call and ask, and probably save time and money over ordering them online.

Good Luck girl...


Des



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 01:49 AM
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I was going to post the link to the other thread where someone else was having the same problem, but I see you found it. Maybe between the two threads you will discover different ways of controlling the bugs. Good luck. I would check out youtube or for some online info on how to deal with it. I'm sure there are plenty of tips out there somewhere.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I used a shop vac (wet mode) partially filled with ammonia and water. As I sucked them up they died when hitting the liquid inside and I never smelled a thing. Worked like a charm and they never came back to that space.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Well, we are certainly feeling the wrath of the stink bugs together then huh?

I think is funny how you and I both made a thread about these critters almost at the same time.

I never thought about flushing them before.

I usually vacuum them up and put them outside but, I'm beginning to think I need to start taking more drastic measures...I just hate to kill them. Not only because I just hate killing bugs but, also because of the crunch sound they make.

I've accidently stepped on them before and when I hear the crunch sound, I imagine I just shattered a body of bones. It gives me a case of the creepies.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 08:01 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: Destinyone

They spray as soon as you suck them up. Then you have hot air mixing with that stink blowing it throughout the whole house!!
It'll make your eyes water!

That stink may very well be one of the best survival mechanisms known to man.


Yep, the smell of vacuuming them is horrid....I'm changing my methods on dealing with the creepy turds.

I'm a kind person but, I'm so sick and tired waking up after having rolled over one in the middle of the night, I think I'm going to have to start taking them down...one by one. It will become my obsessive mission this summer.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: Destinyone

I haven't seen that!!!! I will definitely give it a try. Thanks Des!


Anything has to be better than nothing at this point. If it works I might consider draping them all over my house like Christmas lights.




As will I....thanks destinyone.



posted on May, 9 2014 @ 08:31 AM
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originally posted by: InTheFlesh1980
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Anyone who writes original poetry about a bug gets a star and flag from me. Period.

It's just the way I roll.

Please keep in mind, things could definitely be worse. Best of luck with the stinkers!


Thanks.


Writing an original poem about a bug is just how I roll too.



originally posted by: wtbengineer
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I used a shop vac (wet mode) partially filled with ammonia and water. As I sucked them up they died when hitting the liquid inside and I never smelled a thing. Worked like a charm and they never came back to that space.


That's actually a pretty good idea too. I will have to dig the old shop vac out and give it a go. It would certainly be easier than flushing them. Thanks!


originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Well, we are certainly feeling the wrath of the stink bugs together then huh?

I think is funny how you and I both made a thread about these critters almost at the same time.

I never thought about flushing them before.

I usually vacuum them up and put them outside but, I'm beginning to think I need to start taking more drastic measures...I just hate to kill them. Not only because I just hate killing bugs but, also because of the crunch sound they make.

I've accidently stepped on them before and when I hear the crunch sound, I imagine I just shattered a body of bones. It gives me a case of the creepies.



I know. This time of the year for the last 3 to 4 years they just literally come out of the woodwork. I may find 1 or 2 roaming around in the winter, but when it starts warming up, it's like an apocalypse. Literally.

I don't really enjoy killing them either, however I am averaging 15 to 20 of them in the house daily. The thought of them getting in my bed could easily bring on insomnia. I started flushing them as I found them. I just grab them up (very gently) with a small wad of toilet paper and flush them. They will usually not spray that way. The more they spray, the more they say come in.

I do find them absolutely disgusting, mostly because they want to land on me. I don't mind getting in touch with nature... But I don't want all of nature to touch me. I really wouldn't be sad to see them eradicated at this point TBH.

I wish you luck in dealing with yours for sure.



originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: Destinyone

They spray as soon as you suck them up. Then you have hot air mixing with that stink blowing it throughout the whole house!!
It'll make your eyes water!

That stink may very well be one of the best survival mechanisms known to man.


Yep, the smell of vacuuming them is horrid....I'm changing my methods on dealing with the creepy turds.

I'm a kind person but, I'm so sick and tired waking up after having rolled over one in the middle of the night, I think I'm going to have to start taking them down...one by one. It will become my obsessive mission this summer.


My daughter came wandering through the house at around 2am the other morning furious because one had gotten into her hair while she slept and sprayed. You could smell it when she walked by. Like you... We have reached our last straw. It's gone beyond ridiculous.
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