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by Ileana D-U
on September 18, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Get rid of them now while the population is still small! You do not know what a nuisance these things are. These things can be vacuumed up.  
 
Spend the money now! Find the money now! If you can't, then have groups of volunteers going around with and vacuuming them.  
 
They don't bite and if you just trap them they won't release their smell. They can get shredded in the vacuum mechanism or you can just keep them trapped until they die.  
 
If you let them breed, they will be everywhere. They come into your house and fly all over the place and sometimes even land on or near you. They have no fear of us.  
 
If you don't harrass them and your pets don't try to eat them they won't release their stink.
by Todd Jumper
on September 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM
Good lord no. These bugs were horrible when I lived in Pennsylvania.. hundreds of them in our home and literally almost impossible to stop them.  
 
They need to be controlled before they make their way up the west coast.. I have not yet seen any since moving here to Washington state, north of Seattle and hope it stays that way.  
 
They smell, they do bite, I've been bitten twice - once during sleep- and once putting a shirt on.  
 
You have to wonder if these have been genetically manipulated and released on purpose. I mean how many years now have we been trading with Asia, and they just now show up? Odd.
by Chris
on September 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM
We've been dealing with these guys in Pennsylvania for years now. Because there are no natural predators, they just proliferate. They also get around a lot of insecticides because they actually puncture fruit and vegetables. It's not a good bug to have around crops...
by Evelyn
on September 23, 2013 at 9:50 AM
The trees you have listed as ornamentals are actually considered invasives.
by Peter
on September 23, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Oh man, that's disgusting.
by BillieM
on September 23, 2013 at 6:40 PM
I have a lot of local birds in my backyard. They seem to enjoy them. I hosed off my fruit tree with water, took me an hour. They were flying all over. The birds went nutty eating them up. A week later I found only a few small clusters of them. I knocked them to the ground and let my chickens at them. They love em! Do what you can but zap those stinkers!
by gocctvshop
on September 26, 2013 at 8:53 PM
Actually, I am very afraid of insects.
by carol w
on September 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM
These traps work well in catching stink bugs. If you catch them by hand (use a tissue), drop them in soapy water and they will die. These bugs are disgusting.
by Doug Stewart
on October 2, 2013 at 10:17 AM
YIKES  
I live at 1722 G Street in Sacramento  
and saw them on my kitchen screen this morning.  
 
How do you kill them????
by lisa
on November 29, 2013 at 6:10 PM
Im from Marysville Washington & have found a few in my home how do u get rid of them?
by Julie O
on February 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Traps are mentioned by Carol w. what traps? where do you get them?
by Ken J
on August 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM
They are in my backyard and have destroyed some of my Pommegranites already. Sprayed with peppermint oil and they didn't like but didn't hurt them. We are in Fair Oaks (Sacramento County). Any knowledge will be helpful. I just hope to keep them out of my raised foundation home. I can remove all my fruit and throw it away, has anyone else used the vacuum? This is a very thorny fruit tree so will be hard to do the vacuum, but can try.
by Chuck Ingels
on August 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM
Ken and others - We have written a UC IPM "Pest Note" on brown marmorated stink bugs, which can be found at:  
 
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74169.html  
 
One thing that we'll add soon is research at Virginia Tech that showed that stink bugs indoors can be easily controlled by using a light near a pan of soapy water - see this web site for more info:  
 
http://patch.com/virginia/mclean/an-easy-way-to-get-rid-of-stink-bugs_488bfc9d#.U_NrhE0g_cs  
 
However, it sounds like you have another serious pest of (mainly) tomatoes and pomegranates, the leaffooted bug. You can find our Pest Note on this pest at:  
 
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74168.html  
 
Chuck Ingels  
caingels@ucanr.edu
by Chuck Ingels
on August 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM
Ken and others - We have written a UC IPM "Pest Note" on brown marmorated stink bugs, which can be found at:  
 
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74169.html  
 
One thing that we'll add soon is research at Virginia Tech that showed that stink bugs indoors can be easily controlled by using a light near a pan of soapy water - see this web site for more info:  
 
http://patch.com/virginia/mclean/an-easy-way-to-get-rid-of-stink-bugs_488bfc9d#.U_NrhE0g_cs  
 
However, it sounds like you have another serious pest of (mainly) tomatoes and pomegranates, the leaffooted bug. You can find our Pest Note on this pest at:  
 
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74168.html  
 
Chuck Ingels  
caingels@ucanr.edu
 
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