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What Kind Of Bugs Are These???

TNTreeHugger

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The past week, or so, they have been swarming the outside of the house.
Should I be concerned?
Do I need an exterminator?

Their undersides are mostly off-white, and while they mostly crawl, they do also fly.

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TNTreeHugger

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I tried spraying with
1) vinegar
2) ant & wasp spray
3) soapy water

Didn't phase them in the least.
Guess I'll have to resort to picking them off one by one into a cup of soapy water, as suggested on several exterminator sites. :mad:
I don't see any now - they must crawl under the siding for the night?
 
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Look for small gaps where they enter the house and seal those up.
Thank god I've not seen any in the house yet.
Sealing gaps would be impossible- the old farm house has nooks and crannies everywhere and the mobile home has vinyl siding which is fitted fairly lose to the frame... and then there's underneath... :dizzy:
 
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How many are you seeing? I accidentally bring them in on wood all the time.
Lol "Swarming" was a bit of an exaggeration - I panicked when I saw them. :rolleyes:
But, there are quite a few, those pictured on the front windows, several around the front door and on the front and back porch... maybe a dozen, or so.
Nasty little fuggers jump on my head when I go in and out the doors! :eek:
 
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Have you killed any so far? really strange wasp spray don't kill them.
I've drowned a few in soapy water. :D
Not as many this afternoon as yesterday... but one did jump on my head as I opened the back door. :dizzy: I picked him up with a piece of paper and dunked him in the "bath."
Even though I read squishing them so they let go their stink will warn others of danger, and make them stay away, I'd rather go the alternative route - stink-free..
Nope, the spray didn't phase them in the least.

:ices_rofl:
This is making me remember what the guys did with bag worms at the nursery I used to work for.
They hand picked them off the arbs, put them in sacks, then burned them all in a big pile in the parking lot. Sounded like corn popping.:pingpong::pingpong::pingpong::pingpong::pingpong:
 
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I've drowned a few in soapy water. :D
Not as many this afternoon as yesterday... but one did jump on my head as I opened the back door. :dizzy: I picked him up with a piece of paper and dunked him in the "bath."
Even though I read squishing them so they let go their stink will warn others of danger, and make them stay away, I'd rather go the alternative route - stink-free..
Nope, the spray didn't phase them in the least.

:ices_rofl:
This is making me remember what the guys did with bag worms at the nursery I used to work for.
They hand picked them off the arbs, put them in sacks, then burned them all in a big pile in the parking lot. Sounded like corn popping.:pingpong::pingpong::pingpong::pingpong::pingpong:
I've done that a few times, I have pecan and black walnut trees and they get in them. i usually cut them off with a pole saw and pile em up to burn.
 
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So, fyi, on the stink bugs...
Drowning them in soapy water is the way to go.
Good hunting today - got about eight of them - five were on the inside door frame between the storm door and the back door! That's too close! :mad:

I have a large plastic cup (2 pound ricotta container) filled about 1/3 with water and dish soap.
I used scissors to flick the stubborn ones, and they worked great for getting ahold of them, too. :D
The others just fell into the cup when I scooted it underneath them.
Not instant death, but they definitely can't get out and eventually drown.

I had nightmares last night about bugs. :eek:
 
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So, fyi, on the stink bugs...
Drowning them in soapy water is the way to go.
Good hunting today - got about eight of them - five were on the inside door frame between the storm door and the back door! That's too close! :mad:

I have a large plastic cup (2 pound ricotta container) filled about 1/3 with water and dish soap.
I used scissors to flick the stubborn ones, and they worked great for getting ahold of them, too. :D
The others just fell into the cup when I scooted it underneath them.
Not instant death, but they definitely can't get out and eventually drown.

I had nightmares last night about bugs. :eek:
LOL, I killed one today. it was on the hood of my truck. I thumped it off the hood with my finger. I don't think it survived.
 
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