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(Washington Examiner)   Chinese stink bug invasion at malodorous level in 38 states   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 47
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2012-07-02 01:30:34 PM  
Doesn't matter if we kill them. They'll just be stinky again in an hour
 
2012-07-02 01:38:37 PM  
TFA: Agriculture officials are studying the use of a miniscule Chinese bee to control the stink bug population. The bee lays its eggs in stink bug eggs, killing them.

Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend.
Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards?
Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards.
Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse?
Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.
Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas!
Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-02 01:50:27 PM  
Agriculture officials are studying the use of a miniscule Chinese bee to control the stink bug population. The bee lays its eggs in stink bug eggs, killing them.

Probably a wasp and not a bee. Bees are herbivores, while many thousands of species of wasps are parasites of other insects.
 
2012-07-02 01:53:32 PM  
The Chinese stinkbugs are no where NEAR as obnoxious as the Congressional variety

/easier to get rid of, too
 
2012-07-02 02:21:37 PM  
It's actually been pretty mild so far this year in this part of PA. We're not sure why, but they think it has something to do with the farked up weather we had in early spring. Also, it seems like some of the birds are adapting to eating the bugs.
 
2012-07-02 04:46:45 PM  
In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.
 
2012-07-02 04:46:59 PM  
If these little farkers ruin this years Honeycrisp batch, I'll wage war.
 
2012-07-02 04:56:29 PM  
Didn't Republicans point to a government study on how to curb stink beetles as wasteful?
 
2012-07-02 05:12:54 PM  
Bring 'em on, I need more food for my pet Chinese mantises.
 
2012-07-02 05:15:22 PM  
I blame Wal-Mart container shipments
 
2012-07-02 05:18:36 PM  
Holy s**t the COMMENTS on this story.

First guy: "Let's bring back DDT"
Everyone else: "GREAT IDEA. Use it to kill the liberals first. If its deadly to everything it HAS to be good! F**K EAGLES. I NEED TO EAT."
 
2012-07-02 05:24:34 PM  
What the fark am I even reading?

/lolwat?
 
2012-07-02 05:29:29 PM  
I farking hate those things. Did a tour of several Civil War sites in VA and MD a couple years back, and those things were everywhere. It was like running a gauntlet between the car and the building (whichever building it happened to be). The damned things would crawl in to the spaces between the car doors and the car frame. I'd open the door to find 10 or 12 of them just hanging out.

*SHUDDER*
 
2012-07-02 05:32:02 PM  
Here in north Jersey they were bad this spring but have quieted down a bit. I don't see them anymore, really.
 
2012-07-02 05:59:28 PM  
Moved from my previous apartment largely because the stinkbugs LOVED it and I got tired of waking up to them all over my bedroom *shudder*

Spraying them with Pledge prior to tossing them in the toliet helps stun them and contain their odor. Nasty f$&@ers
 
2012-07-02 06:01:39 PM  
We have an excess of canetoads here. Maybe they will eat them. Come and take as many as you want.
 
2012-07-02 06:08:44 PM  

vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.


Same here. Last year, the house was crawling with them. Haven't seen any this year so far.

I don't mind the stink bugs that much compared to other pests. They only stink if you bug them, and they aren't nearly as gross (or as hard to get rid of) as roaches, earwigs, or silverfish. Plus, they're slow and my cat thinks they're tasty.

Some species of stinkbugs are actually beneficial and eat other bugs, although the current infestation isn't one of those species.
 
2012-07-02 06:10:05 PM  
We had shiat-tons of the things in western PA last year... this year has been really good so far.

But these things are farkers, and nothing will eat them except my dogs. I grabbed one and flung it onto the web of the the giant horrifying spider that lives on my porch... she ran over to it, fiddled with it a bit, and ejected it.

One can't imagine the horror of these things unless you've been infested with them at one point.
 
2012-07-02 06:10:22 PM  
They are the reason I can't get Squash and Cucumbers from my garden. The little stinkers like to eat the base of the plant right before they start producing.
 
2012-07-02 06:11:08 PM  
ugh... My workroom is in the attic of an old frame house and stays warm from all the equipment running. Guess where every damn stinkbug in the tristate area went for the winter?

I keep a coffee can with a few ounces of rubbing alcohol on my workbench. I just scrape them off the walls into that. I have been the destroyer of entire stinky nations.
 
2012-07-02 06:11:16 PM  
Yeah, comments on that article are horrible. I hate you
 
2012-07-02 06:11:18 PM  
Apparently the 38 states are Virginia, West Virginia, North Virginia, South Virginia, Lower Virginia, Upper Virginia -- according to the article.
 
2012-07-02 06:31:49 PM  
Not only do they stink but they contain high amounts of Lead.
 
2012-07-02 06:39:52 PM  
www.bambootrading.com

malodorus
 
2012-07-02 06:40:13 PM  
They've simply vanished overnight from Northern VA.
 
2012-07-02 06:45:00 PM  
It seems we are, well and truly, near The End.
 
2012-07-02 06:45:33 PM  
This stuff kills them & keeps them away for at least 6 months:

http://www.bengal.com/roaches.htmlhttp://www.bengal.com/roaches.html

I sprayed my windows & doors outside and inside. I was sweeping up the dead ones for a week. Once in a while I would see on on the windowsill inside but it was dead. Before I used this stuff, my house was totally infested and was lookin' like a sci-fi movie. I don't even care what's in that spray. It works! Kill 'em All!!
 
2012-07-02 06:48:00 PM  

vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.


Same in Cville. It's quiet. Too quiet.
 
2012-07-02 06:50:24 PM  
So are these related to the Japanese Beatles that are munching the grape leaves here in Iowa. We've made it a game for our kids to bat them into milk-jugs that have soapy water in them - if you cut out a chunk of the top, they just sort of bounce off the top and sides if they do recover enough to fly after being flicked in.

Nasty on the grapes, and have started on the raspberry and blackberry bushes as well. Need to train them to eat dandelions and ragweed instead. Our local toad population seems to like them when they can reach them. Maybe I should import tree frogs?
 
2012-07-02 06:55:05 PM  

DWitchiewoman: This stuff kills them & keeps them away for at least 6 months:

http://www.bengal.com/roaches.htmlhttp://www.bengal.com/roaches.html

I sprayed my windows & doors outside and inside. I was sweeping up the dead ones for a week. Once in a while I would see on on the windowsill inside but it was dead. Before I used this stuff, my house was totally infested and was lookin' like a sci-fi movie. I don't even care what's in that spray. It works! Kill 'em All!!


When they were big out here last year, I used killing jars full of rubbing alcohol. I had given up on trying to kill them outdoors. The jars worked great though.
 
2012-07-02 07:08:16 PM  

H31N0US: Here in north Jersey they were bad this spring but have quieted down a bit. I don't see them anymore, really.


on the spot news report from Action Park
 
2012-07-02 07:12:27 PM  
"Agriculture officials are studying the use of a miniscule Chinese bee to control the stink bug population. The bee lays its eggs in stink bug eggs, killing them."

She swallowed the goat to catch the dog
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
 
2012-07-02 07:21:04 PM  
Get yourself into a habit, don't kill anything by default. Bees won't retaliate, stink bugs won't stink, spiders won't hunt you down in your bedroom while you sleep and give you a flesh-rotting sore on your arm, etc. Ok that last one happened anyway but only once.
 
2012-07-02 07:31:28 PM  

Fano: vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.

Same in Cville. It's quiet. Too quiet.


Word. Last year I couldn't keep my car windows cracked at work because they would invade it. So far this year they have been practically non-existent in C'ville. I keep waiting for the Tet offensive to start.
 
2012-07-02 07:36:45 PM  

Posh Naranek: Get yourself into a habit, don't kill anything by default


Not even mimes?
 
2012-07-02 07:46:59 PM  
For the first time in my experience, we had them in my town in CT this year. They are super-friendly bugs. If there is one in the room, it will find me and perch near me and stare at me as if to say "Hi, can we be buddies?" I don't kill them, I toss them back out the window. I have a pest service and they sprayed and treated every window sill and the whole perimeter of the house and that didn't do anything. They've gone away now. I had no idea they were a problem for agriculture, I looked them up and the websites all said they are harmless.
 
2012-07-02 08:23:00 PM  
My cousin once had a girl give him the Chinese Stink Bug. He walked like John Wayne for a week, and couldn't straighten his ring finger for a month. But it was worth it, according to him.
 
2012-07-02 09:40:06 PM  
The brown marmorated stinkbug tastes worse than it smells.

/yes
 
2012-07-02 09:43:37 PM  

Fano: vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.

Same in Cville. It's quiet. Too quiet.


So impressed that y'all have power. Truly.
Signed, California.
 
2012-07-02 09:44:50 PM  

ThighsofGlory: Fano: vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.

Same in Cville. It's quiet. Too quiet.

So impressed that y'all have power. Truly.
Signed, California.


When do your rolling blackouts start?
 
2012-07-02 10:31:24 PM  
So that's what these things are, they were all over my vegetable garden last summer. Man they really must have spread wide if they are on the east coast and in Southern California.
 
2012-07-02 11:22:18 PM  
Electric fly swatters kill them without letting out a stink, believe it our not.
 
2012-07-03 11:37:21 AM  

Fano: ThighsofGlory: Fano: vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.

Same in Cville. It's quiet. Too quiet.

So impressed that y'all have power. Truly.
Signed, California.

When do your rolling blackouts start?


In 2005.
 
2012-07-03 01:02:28 PM  

ThighsofGlory: Fano: ThighsofGlory: Fano: vabeard: In the Shenandoah Valley and the stink bugs have been quiet. So far.

Same in Cville. It's quiet. Too quiet.

So impressed that y'all have power. Truly.
Signed, California.

When do your rolling blackouts start?

In 2005.


:(
 
2012-07-03 03:31:49 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: My cousin once had a girl give him the Chinese Stink Bug. He walked like John Wayne for a week, and couldn't straighten his ring finger for a month. But it was worth it, according to him.


Welcome to my favorites list.
/Cats still looking at me funny from all the spontaneous laughter
 
2012-07-03 05:04:54 PM  
Pyrethrins definitely kill them. Pretty much every farm store around here in Maryland has a spray that's sold with an automatic metered dispenser, for use in barns, but the stuff kills marmorateds very rapidly. I have none in my house this year.
 
2012-07-03 07:22:05 PM  

Choestoe: Optimal_Illusion: My cousin once had a girl give him the Chinese Stink Bug. He walked like John Wayne for a week, and couldn't straighten his ring finger for a month. But it was worth it, according to him.

Welcome to my favorites list.
/Cats still looking at me funny from all the spontaneous laughter


It's weird, every so often something like that will just suddenly roll out off my big head, and I have no idea where the words came from.
 
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