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Old 09-24-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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Stink Bug

Its that time of year, anyone one found a deterrent for stink bugs? They are trying to get in RV thru vents hiding under the Camco roof vent covers
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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Home Depot sells a stink bug killer. I personally have never used it but I know people who have and they say it works. Not sure of the name though. As far as a repellant, not sure.
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I am going to give the peppermint oil a try see if that runs them off
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:18 PM   #4
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Hmmm..never heard of that. I hate those stinky %#$@!'s. Just when you think they go away for the season, the Sun comes out and they are EVERYWHERE! My neighbor pulled down the soffits on his house and he literally had thousands drop out. Disgusting!!


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The only thing I found that worked was a professional exterminator.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:09 PM   #6
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I did find that a quick spray of backwoods off around the vents sends them running
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:10 PM   #7
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I believe I have found a deterrent to the stink bug. First I tried the product from Home Depot made by Ortho and it is absolutely worthless. At least it has no immediate effect on the bug. I had tried just about everything and nothing seem to work. Here in Maryland we had and epidemic level of the critters they were simply everywhere. A friend suggest that I try moth balls and I submit to you they are very effective. Previously I owned a 5th wheel and the bugs invaded every where the air ducts, the demand pump area and everywhere in between including the air conditioner housing. I placed a cup with moth balls just about in every corner of the trailer and at the end of winter I found less than 10 bugs dead. I believe the moth ball generates an offensive odor to the stink bug forcing it to leave the area and go some place else. The bugs have just started to arrive here in Maryland attempting to come in from the fields so I have set up my moth ball cups in preparation for them. I could be wrong but I believe the active ingredient in the moth ball is the same or the same class of compounds used in pellet form to drive snakes away from your house. The bottom line is I am certain the moth ball is quite effective against the stink bug. They are also hazardous to your health that is breathing the vapor generated by them so prior to taking the RV out you have to a window and let in some ventilation.
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Forgot to add, you need to add something on the order of a 1/4 -1/2 small cup of the moth balls in order to generate a very strong vapor. Place inside the air conditioner because the stink bug can enter from the roof. They will not come inside the AC in the presence of the moth balls. Another area is underneath the shower or any place they can hide and over winter. Lastly moth ball are very cheap to purchase. Just remember to ventilate the RV before taking it out. When you open the door of your RV you too can smell the extreme vapor of these moth balls. And of course do not leave unopened food inside to be contaminated by the moth balls. Here in Maryland unfortunately the bugs are absolutely terrible enough to get the Univ. Md insect depart trying to find a solution for this problem. Good luck.
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Good idea, they were coming out in hoards the other day trying to get in everything
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A spray called Home Defense
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