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My house is infested with stink bugs. What can I do??
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by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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Jscott1216
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM
Call orkin or your local pest control company. Orkin does a free inspection and will let you know what to do next. I work @ our local orkin in the office.
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Sagely
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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I let my vacuum eat them.

My husband squishes them. I've tried EVERYTHING to convince that man not to do it, but he does it anyway.


Quoting jacandjay:

Whatever you do dont step on them or let your dog eat them...lol
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gabby416
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

 Hate those little fokkers.  I had one in here, and it's freezing out mind you, and it had been flying around my house for months till I finally got it, and put it outside, it found its way back in, and this time I flushed the poor little guy.

Rbrown72707
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Call an exterminator.  Those little buggers have no natural preditors and if you put them outside, they just crawl back in.  I don't have them in my house, but our area has a problem with stink bugs.

lesliemck86
by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Do you not have a pest control company spraying the house on a regular basis?

Sagely
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM
I don't think it will be that simple. We have a second mortgage on the house in the form of a federal disaster loan and the value of the house is only about 80% of our first mortgage's balance.

Otherwise, yah. The for sale sign would be up. I'd put blinking lights on it if it seemed it might help.


Quoting Anonymous:

Move
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suetoo
by Bronze Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Hire some spiders?

Sagely
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM
They're all concentrated around the windows in our living room. Haven't seen them anywhere else in the house.

None in the bedrooms where the attic entry is or in our basement or garage.


Quoting lesliemck86:


Do you have a crawlspace that gets looked at regularly? An attic space?


Quoting Sagely:

No, but it seems they are coming in through the windows. Except the windows are closed.



Quoting lesliemck86:

I never heard of a stink bug infestation. Are there fruit or edible plants nearby?




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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Move and burn down the house!

Sagely
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM
What area are you in? Our local Orkin charges both arms and a kidney to do absolutely nothing except put on a very interesting act.

My last encounter when I was renting (different place) and had roach problems, the guy showed up with peanut butter. Insisted it would work.

The hell??


Quoting Jscott1216:

Call orkin or your local pest control company. Orkin does a free inspection and will let you know what to do next. I work @ our local orkin in the office.
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