Tuesday, September 29, 2015
They started showing up in our area in 2010. When I first saw them, I researched what they were and where they came from. They are called the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Any insecticide I know of that would kill it, will also kill bugs you don't want to kill. I found a product at Menards called Bug Stop that I spray around the outside around the doors and windows which seems to keep them off the house, but does not kill them. In the fall, they want to come in to the warm. They can creep into any small, tiny space. they don't bite, but farmers are starting to see crop damaged by them. I read they are in more than 36 states. They came here in crates from China or Japan. They hitch rides on cars and trucks to travel across the country.
We have two patio doors in our living room that open onto the front deck. Tyson and Boscoe lay in front of the door watching these stinking bugs cling to the screen until they slip between the screen and window. Both dogs concentrate on the bug until they catch them and ...yup...you guessed it...down it goes. Dang Dogs. I want the bugs dead, but not like that!!
Do you have the Stinks yet?