The new bug!!!!

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i dont think a preying mantis would eat a stink bug

one of the major problems with them is nothing will eat them ie: no predators

amazing how fast the have spread around the country since 2001 - my dog was fucking tripping on something the other night - go over there and shes fucking with one of these bugs

havent seen one in my grow yet
They're out west? :evilgrin0040:
 
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i like that

now i have to figure out how to buy a praying mantis....bc the stink bug is destroying my plants...there is no wat to keep them out, those that have the problem , know what i mean....the are fucking ridiculous...i like the mantis idea..need to find one
 

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Hey, do the stinkbugs fly? If they have to crawl, then I think you want to try something called Tanglefoot. It should keep any and every thing that crawls down off the canopy.

The more I read about these things (the new bug) the worse they're sounding. I bet they're gonna be in California before we know it, too.
 
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i hope they don't make it anywhere , i hope that the ass..le who brought them here to take care of japanese beetles, do something about this pest, bec its causing alot of harm, not just to pot plants but also to apple orchids.... I am angry that people bring insects to another country without thinking of what they are going to do to the environment. Seamaiden, i am sorry to inform you that yes, they do fly
and well enough.
 
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This is an outdoor grow correct? If so try diatomaceous earth. You can sprinkle a ring around your grow and they should turn the other direction asap. The d earth will dry out the bugs skin and ultimately kill them. D earth is known to the state of ca to cause cancer so remember that when using it indoors. This is the same powder found in a swimming pools filter system so don't freak out at the cancer warning. If you've ever been in a swimming pool you have been in contact with it already. This is an all natural cure to your issue.
DO NOT USE POOL GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Use the food grade.

http://www.ghorganics.com/DiatomaceousEarth.html
 
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its not an outdoor grow...but thanks
i think i am gonna have to start a Praying Mantis Farm....to tame the problem
 
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You can use DE indoors also. I'm 95% sure you can dilute it and spray it on your plants as a pest killer. Also if not in hydro you can put a layer on top of your medium that will help. Also ever hear of Tanglefoot?
 
LOL, how bout some bug spray or neem insted of exotic lizards,lol

lol ^ +1

I have a bad stink bug problem where I live.. I cant for the life of me figure out what kills them. Ive used dust based products with OK results. They are a relentless invasive species, and they seek out warm areas when the weather cools. You probably notice they rest on your window sills during the day. So a warm grow room is a perfect place for them to lounge. I would Caulk any gaps in your floor boards, walls, windows etc. I believe they lay their eggs in old wood, because I live in a very old building and they literally crawl out of the woodwork..Gross... Maybe check your area for any of these spawning grounds to see if u can minimize them. Also, maybe a screen over the plants will deter them? Are these the GREEN stinkers? Or the common gray bodied ones? Again, they stink to attract mates, so AVOID crushing them. But I am sure that doubles as protection against birds and other predators so a new pet may not be the answer.
 
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yeah Fluffy...you know what i am dealing with. I love in a house and its an old house...in the basement of my house is where the grow room is and let me tell you , i kill an avg of 8 per day...8 per day that are f...g eating my plants...my floors are wood so imagine how missd up this is. I am a clean person so, we keep everything clean but mate...those Darker, grey ones are just killing me. Dont know what to do anymore...i started the grow...3 plants for now and they are literally killing them...they eat the leaves, shit on them, who know what else they do but i am about to throw in the towel and wait until someone finds something to do, to kill them. However, I am going to try to make a screen box or something along those lines so tht i can keep them out, maybe i ll even buy a grow tenet, it just seems silly to me bc i have the whole basement to grow...and they are keeping me away from doing so....
I really appretiate all the help and techniques but nothing seems to work...this bug is a KILLER BUG!!!!!
 
^ AH man! Yea... sounds like THEY own your basement, especialy being made of wood :( bummer bro .... Given that they are so large, I think a screen that will allow enough light penetration but prevent infestation is your best bet. I bought my tent off HTGsupply.com... nice stuff! I have a intake fan at the bottom of the tent, and I placed a black womens stocking over the inlet to prevent any insects from entering this way. That is the only way IN my tent without actually flying through the door while its open. They are really clumsy flyers, so youd def see one if it tried to sneak past you. Maybe a bug zapper would work? They are attracted to heat, but also you dont want the neighbors to see the glow and ZAAAAAP of your operation lol.. Id quarantine those pretty ladies ASAP. These bugs are stupid and should be easy to keep out of a enclosed area provided there isnt easy access (velcro seams).. Its weird, they dont eat my house plants, and I dont have them in my grow room, so I actually didnt know what they ate until I read this thread.. Sending good vibes your way, hope it works out.

Let us know how you make out!
 
nothing we havent touched on already, but this kinda summarizes it.. CHECK YOUR PLANTS FOR EGGS!!!!!!!


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Stink bugs are in the Pentatomidae, which are bugs that produce odors as their self-defense. There are over 200 different species of stink bugs throughout the world with the majority of them eating strictly plants; however, some are predators and eat other bugs. Though they usually are not a pest problem, they do have the ability to reproduce quickly, which would cause damage to the plant life around them, making them a nuisance to farms and gardens.

Appearance
The stink bug's shape is the most distinguishing trait since it resembles the shape of a shield. These triangle-shaped bugs are generally a shade of green or brown with a tucked-in head and a mouth that looks like a long, sharp beak. The most distinguishing characteristic between the adult and the immature stink bug is the appearance of four wings in adults.
Diet
Some stink bugs are predators, usually killing other pests, which make them welcome at most farms. The majorities of stink bugs are herbivores though, and usually prefer fruit plants, but will eat other crops or garden plants also. The stink bug damages and sometimes kills the plant, leaving it susceptible to microorganisms when it pierces the plant with its mouth injecting enzymes and extracting the plant's juices.
Defense
When a stink bug is handled or fears any harm they have an unusually defense mechanism, they stink. The bug is already sturdy and usually can even withstand most pesticides; it also has another defense originating from the bug's thorax. The stink bug's thoracic segments are located on the sides of the bug and when frightened it releases a distinct odor from the glands that usually causes a quick release.
Reproduction
Not only does the stink bug depend on plants to live, but also to reproduce. Stink bugs depend on plants as a safe place to deposit their eggs, which are usually in groups of 20 to 30 eggs in a mass. After eggs hatch, they are nymphs, which remain near the egg masses working together. As the nymphs develop, they begin to slowly move away and feed. Then move into adulthood, and repeat the mating process once they find a mate.
Habitat
Stink bugs live throughout the world and can be found anywhere near vegetation. They generally choose to live on fruit plants but are nocturnal and attracted to light and warmth, which sometimes draws them into homes. In cold climates, the stink bug usually hibernates, while they can live all year long in warm areas.


Read more: Stink Bug Facts | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5418976_stink-bug.html#ixzz1FMTPk5de
 
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Dont use pesticides if you dont have to. DE is organic and wont hurt plants or humans.


Diatomaceous earth will kill stink bugs and there are products that contain it along with Permethrins for a double knockdown.

Read more: How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs and kill Stink Bugs in your Home and Garden | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5126114_rid-stink-bugs-home-garden.html#ixzz1FMwooeV5



Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells that lived in the water and had hard outer silica shells. Food grade diatomaceous earth is organic and safe. To naturally kill stink bugs with Diatomaceous Earth, sprinkle it around crops and plants. Diatomaceous Earth will not cause detriment to earthworms or beneficial soil microorganisms

just google Diatomaceous earth stink bugs
 
Dont use pesticides if you dont have to. DE is organic and wont hurt plants or humans.


Diatomaceous earth will kill stink bugs and there are products that contain it along with Permethrins for a double knockdown.

Read more: How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs and kill Stink Bugs in your Home and Garden | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5126114_rid-stink-bugs-home-garden.html#ixzz1FMwooeV5



Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells that lived in the water and had hard outer silica shells. Food grade diatomaceous earth is organic and safe. To naturally kill stink bugs with Diatomaceous Earth, sprinkle it around crops and plants. Diatomaceous Earth will not cause detriment to earthworms or beneficial soil microorganisms

just google Diatomaceous earth stink bugs
This is the dust I used... it kills SOME, not all.. I think cause they stink bugs legs are so long and lanky, that they cruise right over it. The dust is designed to 'cut' into the exoskeleton of insects and essentially 'drain' or dehydrate them.
 
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I am gonna try the screens around my grow...but also i will try to dilute some of that powder (if i can find it) with water and make a spray out of it....those fuckers wont know what hit them...i hope.
Thanks again guys...great help...i will keep posting results...i turned my 3 ladies to flower today...lets hope they dont stress them to death.
 
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This is the dust I used... it kills SOME, not all.. I think cause they stink bugs legs are so long and lanky, that they cruise right over it. The dust is designed to 'cut' into the exoskeleton of insects and essentially 'drain' or dehydrate them.
Did you try mixing with water and spraying them?
 
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i am going to try it as soon as i get my hands on some of it....but yeah if anyone has tried it please comment...also ...God the more i look at pics of them and their eggs, the more scare i get....all i want is a little plant love...
Another question guys...What exactly does a ballast do...what is its function....thanks
 
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I talked to an expert on the field and pretty much told me nothing....Him and everyone on the field are desperate as well....however, someone dropped off a new product to him that claims it works...it looks like pouporry...and it contains all kinds of good oils, rosemary, lemon grass, neen......all kinds....i placed it down and i will let you guys now...
 
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well i went to the grow this morning and there were 2 or 3 ...i picked them up and killed them (away from the room)..i got that shit and placed it in the room, well let me tell you .....as of 2 or 3 hrs later there were 3 more there ...looking back at me and laughing at me....kins of like " you dumb human..u think that that smell is going to keep us from eating Weed...DumbAss..." All i can say is that if any plant makes it out alive, i am renaming the strain StinkBugLover Kush or some shit like that....lol.
 
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Good news

te first day they looked at me an laught....the second day they looked at my with a frown and the third day they were not even there...i think i have defeited those mofos......i will post tomorrow morning and see if they did go away from the grow room. if they did ...SCORE .....:lock:
 

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Seriously? Everything I've read says all you can do is hope to keep them out, no 'cure' possible. If so, great big YAY!
 
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