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100's of thousands of stink bugs taking over my home #213512

Asked September 21, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

I have an extreme infestation. I am in a residential community in the south hills of Pgh and of all the homes mine is the only one that has stink bugs completely covering everything outside. I believe it is the huge tree we have out front that they nest in and have contemplated cutting it down. If you need somewhere to research this would be a researchers dream. I have sprayed every chemical out there, and used a trp but they are still attacking my family as we leave every day and it is getting so unbearable my husband wants to sell our home.

Allegheny County Pennsylvania

Expert Response

These bugs are drawn to woods and wood piles. If you have wood side housing or roofing, they may be drawn to you as well. Light traps (black light & blue) away from the house may draw the bugs away.

Some References:
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://extension.psu.edu/fruit-production/news/2012/management-options-... 

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/brown-marmorated-stink-bug

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/organic/files/2011/03/stinkbugs.pdf&;...






Gregory Martin Replied September 22, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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