Stinkbugs in the RV – NASCAR Invaded?

Even the mobile housing unit has been infiltrated by this insidious intruder. We left town, hoping to have a single weekend free of this pernicious pest, and found that even in Delaware, the enemy was able to find us and invade. And there seemed to be numerous technical difficulties for the NASCAR racers as well – perhaps the stinkbugs are testing out a gremlin-style attack? Is there no escape?!

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  • Kim F. Mixon  On May 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    The spraying and exterminator here seems to have helped, but still had one buzzing around my head last night. The little boogers! I’m not surprised they are in Delaware. I know my parents and sis live in NY and CT, and apparently they don’t have them that far North. Not sure where the cut off point is. I eventually see the whole eastern seaboard getting them though. Ugh!!

  • ITM  On May 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Nice website, and Yes we shall overcome this invasion very soon.

    I also have a website/blog, http://www.stinkbugwatch.com

    I will add you site to my link list.

    cheers
    Imad

  • Jennifer  On January 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Good day. I just want to comment on your page. I have a partnership with YouTube that is mainly skincare, healthcare, beauty related, etc. I work with many PR teams and everyone is talking about how they cannot even enjoy their makeup rooms because the lighting we have to use to create these videos are like creating swarms of angry stinkbugs. I have noticed in the past six months they seem to be so much more aggressive. At 36 years old, my husband fell at work and had a massive stroke. It has truly been a horrible experience trying to get these under control. Even in the dead of winter, I have collected five just since 8 a.m. this morning and it is not 11:15. This doesn’t include when I try to clean out old folders as I am always cleaning and am finding stinkbugs stuck to papers, curtains, blankets I am wanting to snuggle up in that were washed just two weeks ago and placed over the blanket wrap, the brown spots left behind is so hard to keep up with…I am spending so much money on Lysol, Bleach, etc. depending upon the area in the home. I am just under 5 feet tall myself, so it is difficult for me to really get up into these crevices and our funds are so limited that I am stuck going to the dollar store to just get Mr. Clean and bleach to clean up after them. I feel like a prisoner in my home. I desperately want to open my windows on 65 degree winter days and somehow they are finding their way through brand new windows that were installed after my husband got his 401k. He did something wise by installing these windows hoping it would help. Now, we are just invaded. Doors must be closed. Our ceiling fans no longer work and are all under three years old. I wonder if it is because I always see them escaping into these types of areas. I have one part of my home that is not cooled by air conditioning and I have to buy a unit as it was an add on by the former owners. I think they invaded the air conditioner as when you would turn it on during the end of the summer this dust would blow out, no matter how much cleaning I did on the outside. We had just purchased it in May. By the end of the summer this was happening and just before removing it from the window I was hearing them inside of the air conditioning window unit. The only reason I knew it was them is because within minutes I would see 2-3 coming out of the vents on it. My sofas are microfiber brown and it sickens me that I am trying to hard to take care of my family and we cannot even enjoy our living room, our soft place to fall. So so gross and so invading. I want to be able to get at least a small bottle of something as I cannot afford the “works” but they have truly made our lives a living nightmare. I wish everyone the best of luck and hope an answer will come about. I also find that just after dark we have ladybug, stinkbug warfare. No matter where the lady bug goes the stinkbug has what seems to be mark its territory where it was just there. The lady bugs end up flying into a light we have as they are chased and chased. I have one ladybug to every 10 stinkbugs. I would prefer to be without both, but the stinkbugs just make it so hard as they are so aggressive. Flying into our meals and ruining dinners…at night it is like there is a bat in the room and I have to get down very low because it becomes so aggressive. I don’t know if anyone else has these issues with ceiling fans, window units, etc. I am also wondering if this is why the fan in one of my bathroom suddenly stopped working. My husband has been amazing about always cleaning it to keep any dust out of it. I just wonder what is happening in the attic. Very scary and nerve wracking. I just want our lives to go back to normal, especially since I am the one that is doing most of this alone considering my husband isn’t quite the best he can be yet although he is making great strides. I just have such a plate full already. Why, oh why, won’t this invasion go away? Good luck everyone. I truly mean that. It seems silly to some, but I really feel like I am on the show Invasion.

  • Stacey  On December 27, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I’m not sure where in the world you are but I’m in eastern side of Australia, in NSW. I was mowing my lawn around my orange tree and I was hit in the face by something with a strong citrus smell, with in seconds my face was stinging and I could feel pins and needles around the area.. two days later when I woke up my skin on my face was hard and flakey like the skin was dead… this is a great concern and scared the hell out of me

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