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2013-10-13 07:33:17 PM
Ding dong, stinkbugs calling on warm, cozy homes

Candygram...
 
2013-10-13 08:25:06 PM
PSA: The brown marmorated stinkbug tastes worse than it smells.
 
2013-10-13 08:25:56 PM

ArcadianRefugee: PSA: The brown marmorated stinkbug tastes worse than it smells.


I will accept this advice without asking how or why you know this.

I will also offer this: If you think it's wise to use a shop-vac to clear out a large number of them, rethink this.
 
2013-10-13 08:28:57 PM

LasersHurt: ArcadianRefugee: PSA: The brown marmorated stinkbug tastes worse than it smells.

I will accept this advice without asking how or why you know this.

I will also offer this: If you think it's wise to use a shop-vac to clear out a large number of them, rethink this.


I used to use an empty 2-liter bottle. Just placed it over them and wiggled it a bit; they'd fall right in.

Always recap the bottle, though, for what is most likely the shop-vac idea isn't a good one.

/had nearly two inches of bug in that thing by summer's end
 
2013-10-13 08:29:19 PM
cathleenfalsani.files.wordpress.com

Nice marmoration.
 
2013-10-13 08:33:28 PM
These farming things are all over our house. My dog ate one the other night and promptly puked for the rest of the night. I am glad other people have them, I thought I had finally gone too far and god sent the plagues
 
2013-10-13 08:35:41 PM

ArcadianRefugee: PSA: The brown marmorated stinkbug tastes worse than it smells.


I'm pretty sure my cat recently learned that.
 
2013-10-13 08:36:49 PM
I don't have a huge infestation of them, I only see one or two a week. But I keep a hat pin around and skewer them with it. Doesn't smell good but it's kinda satisfying. Especially after spending an hour or two in a politics thread.
 
2013-10-13 08:37:19 PM
You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.
 
2013-10-13 08:37:25 PM
I've never seen anything like that. These assholes are called stink bugs where I live. We've also had more this year than I've ever seen before. Very wet summer.

Pinacate:
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Oh, and you don't suck these guys up in a vacuum cleaner, either. Ugh. Had to throw out a brand new Oreck bag.
 
2013-10-13 08:41:59 PM

Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.


Who you calling 'you people'??
 
2013-10-13 08:42:27 PM
Every time someone mentions stink bugs I smile because every spring (in addition to multitudes of ladybugs) I get these bugs in the house that look like something out of Starship Troopers, but smell like sweet flowers when I squish them.
 
2013-10-13 08:43:17 PM
I must've accidentally vacuumed one of them up last weekend. Knew about it as soon as I turned on the vacuum this weekend.
 
2013-10-13 08:44:31 PM
Was up on my roof this weekend doing some maintenance. Little farkers were everywhere.
 
2013-10-13 08:45:58 PM
Found only two in my apartment so far this year, just grabbed them and threw them outside (didn't want to smash them and spread any stink).  Otherwise, so far so good.
 
2013-10-13 08:46:02 PM

Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.


It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.
 
2013-10-13 08:47:10 PM

new_york_monty: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.


I could say the same about white people in the United States.
 
2013-10-13 08:48:24 PM
♪ I don't like the bugs but the bugs like me. ♪
♪ I don't like the bugs, the bugs, the bugs... ♪
 
2013-10-13 08:48:27 PM

Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.


I'm guessing you don't have every square inch of your house covered with these things for months on end.  They don't taste good when they mildly inconvenience you by getting into your food and drinks.  I also don't enjoy cleaning up dog vomit every time she eats one of these farks.  The constant "buzz" they emit while traveling from light to light isn't as soothing as one may think.  The crawling on your face/body, however, is a better wake me up than coffee any day of the week.
 
2013-10-13 08:50:02 PM
"Stink bugs do not have a natural predator here in the USA, but things are starting to change, Reynolds said. At first, birds wouldn't eat them, but they are starting to now. Lizards, too, have been seen munching on them, Henriksen reported. "

I think the vast number of birds around here have kept the numbers low this year. Good thing birds don't have much of a sense of smell.
 
2013-10-13 08:50:07 PM
This year they were not as bad as last year. Only got a few in the house, but last year they were all over the front walk and door it was nasty walking through it.
 
2013-10-13 08:50:35 PM

Esroc: new_york_monty: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.

I could say the same about white people in the United States.


Yes, that's how we recognize another one. We won't make the same mistake the Native Americans did a few hundred years ago.
 
2013-10-13 08:51:10 PM

CWeinerWV: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

I'm guessing you don't have every square inch of your house covered with these things for months on end.  They don't taste good when they mildly inconvenience you by getting into your food and drinks.  I also don't enjoy cleaning up dog vomit every time she eats one of these farks.  The constant "buzz" they emit while traveling from light to light isn't as soothing as one may think.  The crawling on your face/body, however, is a better wake me up than coffee any day of the week.


I live in a shed. Bugs of all species frequent my establishment. I educate myself on which ones can seriously hurt me, and those guys get put back outside. The ones that can't harm me are given free reign. They mostly stay out of my way and leave me the hell alone, which I can't say about humans.
 
2013-10-13 08:51:13 PM
Create "The Stink Bug Diet", in which you can lose 10 pounds of ugly fat a week by eating a big, crunchy bowl of stink bugs for breakfast every day.
 
2013-10-13 08:51:18 PM
I have 8 guineas that patrol my farm and keep my stink bug numbers low.
 
2013-10-13 08:51:32 PM
We've had a second wave of them here in central Va. this fall.
Blech.

In 2007 they destroyed a beautiful crop of acorn squash plants I had in the back yard.
 
2013-10-13 08:54:25 PM

Esroc: CWeinerWV: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

I'm guessing you don't have every square inch of your house covered with these things for months on end.  They don't taste good when they mildly inconvenience you by getting into your food and drinks.  I also don't enjoy cleaning up dog vomit every time she eats one of these farks.  The constant "buzz" they emit while traveling from light to light isn't as soothing as one may think.  The crawling on your face/body, however, is a better wake me up than coffee any day of the week.

I live in a shed. Bugs of all species frequent my establishment. I educate myself on which ones can seriously hurt me, and those guys get put back outside. The ones that can't harm me are given free reign. They mostly stay out of my way and leave me the hell alone, which I can't say about humans.


I think that's a lot of people's perspective, though. Bugs are fine, just  outside, because most of us don't like having something inside we can't track.

/why yes, I'm paranoid, why do you ask?
//my nine-year-old sister has picked up the habit of naming spiders that come in the house as 'pets'
 
2013-10-13 08:55:38 PM
Bloody things were all over my tomatoes.
 
2013-10-13 08:58:27 PM

new_york_monty: Esroc: new_york_monty: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.

I could say the same about white people in the United States.

Yes, that's how we recognize another one. We won't make the same mistake the Native Americans did a few hundred years ago.


What mistake did the Native Americans make?  Not fleeing the continent when the Europeans arrived?
 
2013-10-13 08:58:44 PM

PsiChick: Esroc: CWeinerWV: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

I'm guessing you don't have every square inch of your house covered with these things for months on end.  They don't taste good when they mildly inconvenience you by getting into your food and drinks.  I also don't enjoy cleaning up dog vomit every time she eats one of these farks.  The constant "buzz" they emit while traveling from light to light isn't as soothing as one may think.  The crawling on your face/body, however, is a better wake me up than coffee any day of the week.

I live in a shed. Bugs of all species frequent my establishment. I educate myself on which ones can seriously hurt me, and those guys get put back outside. The ones that can't harm me are given free reign. They mostly stay out of my way and leave me the hell alone, which I can't say about humans.

I think that's a lot of people's perspective, though. Bugs are fine, just  outside, because most of us don't like having something inside we can't track.

/why yes, I'm paranoid, why do you ask?
//my nine-year-old sister has picked up the habit of naming spiders that come in the house as 'pets'


You have a smart sister. Most spiders that you find in your house are there for a reason, you have other bugs in there that the spiders want to eat. Those other bugs eat your food.
 
2013-10-13 09:02:41 PM

FOR ANYONE SUFFERING FROM A STINK BUG INFESTATION:

Soapy water kills them.  Get a bowl, put some water and dish soap in it, and when you see one, pick it up with a paper towel or some toilet paper and throw it in the bowl.  They'll drown/suffocate in minutes, without any stink.  Alternatively, you can use a plastic container you can just throw out once it is full of bugs.

We had a huge infestation in 2010 in central VA, and we just kept bowls in each room.  They are slow and lazy, and they don't like to fly, so they're pretty easy to catch.  If you add some apple cider vinegar to each bowl, they will occasionally find it themselves because of the smell and save you some work.

If you need to protect fruit plants, the spray wax they sell for apple trees works well.
 
2013-10-13 09:04:15 PM

MarkEC: PsiChick: Esroc: CWeinerWV: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

I'm guessing you don't have every square inch of your house covered with these things for months on end.  They don't taste good when they mildly inconvenience you by getting into your food and drinks.  I also don't enjoy cleaning up dog vomit every time she eats one of these farks.  The constant "buzz" they emit while traveling from light to light isn't as soothing as one may think.  The crawling on your face/body, however, is a better wake me up than coffee any day of the week.

I live in a shed. Bugs of all species frequent my establishment. I educate myself on which ones can seriously hurt me, and those guys get put back outside. The ones that can't harm me are given free reign. They mostly stay out of my way and leave me the hell alone, which I can't say about humans.

I think that's a lot of people's perspective, though. Bugs are fine, just  outside, because most of us don't like having something inside we can't track.

/why yes, I'm paranoid, why do you ask?
//my nine-year-old sister has picked up the habit of naming spiders that come in the house as 'pets'

You have a smart sister. Most spiders that you find in your house are there for a reason, you have other bugs in there that the spiders want to eat. Those other bugs eat your food.


*snerk* That habit started with me, actually--I'm usually okay with spiders, depending on my degree of paranoia. Lately I'm in favor of the 'bugs do not go inside' approach, but that's just my brain spazzing out. Having spiders around is really useful in the winter.
 
2013-10-13 09:05:08 PM

69gnarkill69: new_york_monty: Esroc: new_york_monty: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.

I could say the same about white people in the United States.

Yes, that's how we recognize another one. We won't make the same mistake the Native Americans did a few hundred years ago.

What mistake did the Native Americans make?  Not fleeing the continent when the Europeans arrived?


Not eliminating the invasive species when they first noticed it.
 
2013-10-13 09:05:26 PM
Nah govt shutdown theater only impacts the middle class (you know, the only people that actually pay taxes) and I don't think stinkbugs are a big issue.
 
2013-10-13 09:07:58 PM

new_york_monty: 69gnarkill69: new_york_monty: Esroc: new_york_monty: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.

I could say the same about white people in the United States.

Yes, that's how we recognize another one. We won't make the same mistake the Native Americans did a few hundred years ago.

What mistake did the Native Americans make?  Not fleeing the continent when the Europeans arrived?

Not eliminating the invasive species when they first noticed it.


I have to admit that you have a good point there.

/still not gonna kill anything I don't intend to eat.
 
2013-10-13 09:10:00 PM

new_york_monty: 69gnarkill69: new_york_monty: Esroc: new_york_monty: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

It's an invasive species that doesn't belong on this continent.

I could say the same about white people in the United States.

Yes, that's how we recognize another one. We won't make the same mistake the Native Americans did a few hundred years ago.

What mistake did the Native Americans make?  Not fleeing the continent when the Europeans arrived?

Not eliminating the invasive species when they first noticed it.


See, I would have gone with pointing out that white people are not a species unto themselves, but yours was funnier.
 
2013-10-13 09:10:56 PM

LasersHurt: ArcadianRefugee: PSA: The brown marmorated stinkbug tastes worse than it smells.

I will accept this advice without asking how or why you know this.

I will also offer this: If you think it's wise to use a shop-vac to clear out a large number of them, rethink this.


Those damn bugs loved to dive bomb into my glass of Coke when I wasn't looking.  Stinkbug plus soda equals spit take.
 
2013-10-13 09:11:23 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Try a Durian Fruit sometime. Or scratch the liner sheet of the first County Medical Examiners CD. There's worse smells than stinkbugs out there (but yeah, they do have a VERY distinct odor. Very hard to pin down what it smells like)
 
2013-10-13 09:11:54 PM

Esroc: CWeinerWV: Esroc: You people need to stop trying to wipe out everything that mildly inconveniences you. It's not a plague, it's another life form trying to propagate and live its life.

I'll take the roaches, stinkbugs, a spiders over you people any day.

I'm guessing you don't have every square inch of your house covered with these things for months on end.  They don't taste good when they mildly inconvenience you by getting into your food and drinks.  I also don't enjoy cleaning up dog vomit every time she eats one of these farks.  The constant "buzz" they emit while traveling from light to light isn't as soothing as one may think.  The crawling on your face/body, however, is a better wake me up than coffee any day of the week.

I live in a shed. Bugs of all species frequent my establishment. I educate myself on which ones can seriously hurt me, and those guys get put back outside. The ones that can't harm me are given free reign. They mostly stay out of my way and leave me the hell alone, which I can't say about humans.


math.hws.edu
Approves
 
2013-10-13 09:12:46 PM
If using a shop-vac to suck those little farkers up, be sure to fill the tank with about 6" of bleach-water.  That'll kill 'em and conceal the smell.
 
2013-10-13 09:15:39 PM

PsiChick: *snerk* That habit started with me, actually--I'm usually okay with spiders, depending on my degree of paranoia. Lately I'm in favor of the 'bugs do not go inside' approach, but that's just my brain spazzing out. Having spiders around is really useful in the winter.


Spiders usually don't bother me because they tend to find a spot to build a nest and stay put. Insects like flies and stink bugs can be obnoxious though, flying right into your personal space.
 
2013-10-13 09:19:32 PM
My house should be infested with everything but I have an unwritten contract with the spiders and house centipedes. You don't crawl on me when I sleep (and this counts for wherever I happen to fall asleep) and I don't squish you when I see you or eradicate you from my domicile.

So far they have maintained their end of the bargain for nearly 10 years and my house is remarkably pest free despite being cleaned approximately 3x a year before I have people over.

upload.wikimedia.org

So yeah they look creepy but they are the goddamn batman of the insect world, taking out all the other nasty shiat you normally get.
 
2013-10-13 09:22:49 PM

Esroc: I could say the same about white people in the United States.


Didn't expect trolling in this thread, yet here we are!
 
2013-10-13 09:24:25 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I've never seen anything like that. These assholes are called stink bugs where I live. We've also had more this year than I've ever seen before. Very wet summer.

Pinacate:
[img.fark.net image 769x599]
Oh, and you don't suck these guys up in a vacuum cleaner, either. Ugh. Had to throw out a brand new Oreck bag.


I agree- that's the thing I've called 'stink bug' all of my life, and what I will continue to call stink bug for the rest of my life.  However...

The thing in the article is pentatomidae:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stink_bug

The thing I grew up calling a stink bug is a pinacate beetle:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinacate_beetle

Got 7 stink bugs (the beetle) in my camel spider pit trap last week.
 
2013-10-13 09:28:47 PM

pyrotek85: Spiders usually don't bother me because they tend to find a spot to build a nest and stay put.


I'm the same way, except for the bedroom. The idea of a spider deciding to take a stroll when I'm a prone position like, you know, as I sleep, skeeves me out.

For whatever reason though, the spiders on the outside of the house routinely piss me off. At least once a month I'll blindly open the patio door to head into the yard and upon my first step outside my face goes right into a new spider web and sometimes the spider itself. The neighbors probably think I'm nuts considering I've actually yelled outside while pointing towards the porch light just above and off to the side of the patio door saying "YOU DUMB MOTHERFARKER, BUILD YOUR WEB *THERE*!!!!!"
 
2013-10-13 09:30:40 PM
I don't have any in the house ....so far,,,I  don't think they like the way I smell
 
2013-10-13 09:36:22 PM
RembrandtQEinstein:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 455x600]

So yeah they look creepy but they are the goddamn batman of the insect world, taking out all the other nasty shiat you normally get.

Damn skippy. Creepy as fark, but they'll get rid of bedbugs like no one's business.
 
2013-10-13 09:38:30 PM

kling_klang_bed: Damn skippy. Creepy as fark, but they'll get rid of bedbugs like no one's business.


But then we're stuck with gorillas house centipedes!!
 
2013-10-13 09:39:15 PM

RembrandtQEinstein: My house should be infested with everything but I have an unwritten contract with the spiders and house centipedes. You don't crawl on me when I sleep (and this counts for wherever I happen to fall asleep) and I don't squish you when I see you or eradicate you from my domicile.

So far they have maintained their end of the bargain for nearly 10 years and my house is remarkably pest free despite being cleaned approximately 3x a year before I have people over.



So yeah they look creepy but they are the goddamn batman of the insect world, taking out all the other nasty shiat you normally get.


We call them eyebrow bugs.
Effective, but they still give me the willies.
 
2013-10-13 09:45:26 PM
Haven't seen them since I moved a couple weeks ago, but they were rampant as hell in Chicago, especially if you live towards the lake (which was my whole time there). Called them silverfish around there.
 
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