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Old 10-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Stink Bugs Ruin Camping in Cincinnati, Ohio

Well, decided to get away for a couple days at a local county park.
We got the only water view site in the campground.

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Unfortunately, the stink bugs were extremely heavy in the campground and we left after 24 hours.

There was no less that 50-100 on my TT and TV at any given time. I killed at least 100-150.
They crawl into every small crevice, door seals and windows.
After I found 2 in my coffee pot sitting on top of the grill, that did me in.

They were like a combination of cock roaches and Cicadas. Very creepy and annoying.

I always expect some bugs when in the outdoors, but this just wasn't any fun.

I heard from others that they had run into them in Tennessee too.

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Old 10-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Lions and Tigers and..... Stink Bugs??? OH MY!!

We haven't seen them yet over here in Southern Indiana.....
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I don't know if this is fact - but my son says they are attracted to the color white (it is a fact that they are attracted to light)....but that makes sense if they swarmed your TT....then after they land, they methodically search out crevasses or cracks to congregate.....
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Yep,
My TT attracted them being white, but everyone in the CG was having trouble with them.
What a pain.

Seen 4 Jayco's out of about 25 campers :-)
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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I've been driven out by knats - long ago. Here in NM we sometimes get a fair number of tarantulas in some areas - one time wife wanted to leave after 2 showed up, but I convinced her to stay and we had a great trip.

Swarms suck...

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Another maybe fact is that if you squish them the odor from killing them attracts more and more. I find them in my house once is a while and they are usually by lights so I have a rule for everyone to not kill them but catch them and place them outside again.

Sorry it ruined your trip.
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We have a terrible gnat problem here this year. Sorry for your stink bug "excursion". BTW, why do they call them stink bugs? I've stepped on them but don't smell anything
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We have a terrible gnat problem here this year. Sorry for your stink bug "excursion". BTW, why do they call them stink bugs? I've stepped on them but don't smell anything
Evidently they have a stinky excretion that they can discharge to discourage birds and other preditors.
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Doug,

We're at East Fork this week, and they are bad here too. I'd like to find a repellent that's not harmful to us or our dogs.
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I made up the Dawn solution and killed a bunch, but it didn't repel others.
I just had window/door openings full of dead ones.

They're creepy. I parked my TV and TT outside when I got home because they were still coming out of cracks and crevasses.

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