FingerLakes1.com Forums
Topic Options
#1265833 --- 04/04/11 04:18 AM Stink bugs
VM Smith Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 38160
Loc: Ship of Fools
Can't wait for these critters...it's only a matter of time:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...elly-pests.html
_________________________
If you vote for government, you have no right to complain about what government does.

Top
FingerLakes1.com
#1265835 --- 04/04/11 04:41 AM Re: Stink bugs [Re: VM Smith]
RedGreen Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 8679
Loc: Charlotte
Oh Hell they have been here for a long time already. When I lived with Threesons in Newark 2003-05 they got in the house all the time. And they do stink if you squish them, best to just gently pick them up and toss them back outside.

Top
#1265836 --- 04/04/11 05:02 AM Re: Stink bugs [Re: RedGreen]
VM Smith Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 38160
Loc: Ship of Fools
Did they bite you?
_________________________
If you vote for government, you have no right to complain about what government does.

Top
#1265838 --- 04/04/11 05:21 AM Re: Stink bugs [Re: VM Smith]
RedGreen Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 8679
Loc: Charlotte
No, we bit them first to teach them who was boss.

Top
#1265840 --- 04/04/11 07:19 AM Re: Stink bugs [Re: RedGreen]
VM Smith Offline
Diamond Member

Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 38160
Loc: Ship of Fools
I'm familiar with the kind that have been around here all my life, and there are about 250 more kinds in the US. But as far as I know the kind I'm familiar with don't bite, like this kind does, and they have a sickly sweetish smell which is unpleasant, but not like rotten garbage like this kind. Are you sure you had this new kind? I'm thinking that if it had been in NYS since 2003 it would have been reported and would be on that map, especially since they are a terrible crop pest.

I'm also thinking they would have bitten you if you picked them up.
_________________________
If you vote for government, you have no right to complain about what government does.

Top