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    Default Any theories on disappearance of the stink bug this summer?

    I was expecting a barn invasion of horror-movie proportions this summer based on the epidemic we experienced in Maryland last year. But except for a few here and there, it's been fine. Any idea why? I thought nothing native to U.S. ate them . ..



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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyhorse2000 View Post
    I was expecting a barn invasion of horror-movie proportions this summer based on the epidemic we experienced in Maryland last year. But except for a few here and there, it's been fine. Any idea why? I thought nothing native to U.S. ate them . ..
    I was thinking the same thing although I see a quite a few, but nothing like last year and the projections.

    My guess is the weather but wonder what's up?



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    "they" were claiming last year's epidemic was due to a warm and moist spring; this year we had cool spring that went into dry first half of summer.



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    Well, I had been thinking the same thing. But it seems like theyre starting to show up now.

    I had seen probably less than 20 all spring/summer, and ive seen dozens in the past week. Ugh....
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    I think they probably all took a vacation to New Mexico. I usually don't see very many but I've seen tons of them this year!



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    They go off for the summer and do stink bug stuff. (whatever that is - I don't know). Then when the weather starts to cool they start looking for somewhere to spend the winter.....like my house apparently.

    Yep, already have them here. Not too many in the barn yet, but every night I end up flushing at least 5.



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    They're down here, abusing our hospitality!
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
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    Disappearance? What disappearance?

    Just as many as ever... hiding everywhere



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    Are we talking about the Asian Lady Beetles that smell when squished or another bug?

    We haven't had much in Asian Lady Beetles the last two years. They previously covered the sunny side of house, which of course has the outside doors! I just vacuum them up inside the house, but again, they just have not been numerous this year and last.

    What we have had is a lot of is Box Elder bugs, which have come and gone last year and this summer. We get a bunch for a while, then a break, then another wave. At least they don't bite us or stink, just walk on everything! They also sit on the siding of the sunny side of house, lots of them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jump4me View Post
    Disappearance? What disappearance?

    Just as many as ever... hiding everywhere
    This!

    Disappearance? What disappearance? LOL

    "they" said this year would be worse than last year, in my area, but thankfully that has not panned out. They aren't any better though

    This morning I pulled a saddle pad off the bar across the barn aisle, and a few dozen were on the underside like little bats

    To keep things light, I have Stinky Chronicles on my FB though
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    I live in northern VA and we hadn't seen too many of them till the past week or so when they came back with a vengeance. Of course, I found this out when I put on my gloves at the barn only to squish a few of them in the fingers (yuck...yuck...yuck)



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    Quote Originally Posted by goodhors View Post
    Are we talking about the Asian Lady Beetles that smell when squished or another bug?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_marmorated_stink_bug



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    Oh, those aren't the same things we call stink bugs around here. Nevermind, haven't seen any of them around here!



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    I thought I was free of them too in southern NJ -

    Then last weekend I just found one in my clean laundry (fortunately he had the good grace to drown without releasing the stink)

    Way, way less this year in my area, hardly notice them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    This!

    Disappearance? What disappearance? LOL

    "they" said this year would be worse than last year, in my area, but thankfully that has not panned out. They aren't any better though

    This morning I pulled a saddle pad off the bar across the barn aisle, and a few dozen were on the underside like little bats

    To keep things light, I have Stinky Chronicles on my FB though
    I LOVE the Stinky Chronicles! They are the best!!!



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    I dont' have many at my home but had a nice welcoming committee of them at my barn who then decided to tag along w/ me back home. But they don't seem to be nearly as bad as last year. Perhaps this month of practically solid rain drowned them all.



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    LOL, why thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyhorse2000 View Post
    But except for a few here and there, it's been fine. Any idea why?.
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    I think most of them drowned.
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    Last year I didn't get many in the house until it was cold enough that nothing wanted to be outside (except the winter moths.)



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