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post #11 of 21 Old 09-30-2010, 10:16 PM
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Is it just me or they are a relatively new thing, as in the past few years? I don't remember having so many around as this year! Ugh!

Here's a kinda funny about them...

These Days, My Life Stinks! by Peter McKay on - A Syndicate Of Talent
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-30-2010, 10:37 PM
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I truely do not understand why people get so worked up about these things. They are just bugs! Leave them alone and they won't spray you. I have a crap ton of these things in my house all the time. Never has one of them sprayed, because we leave them alone. I understand wanting to keep them off you saddle though. If you don't know they are there and crush one they will probably stink. I have no idea if that would do any damage though.

Jake- They are new but there are a lot more this year than previous. There are some articles about why there are more but I haven't read any to know.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not worried about the stink, but i do think they are a nuisance. im not scared of them either, its just that the spray is equivalent to acid so i dont want to accidently crush one and it burn a hole or something through the leather. ive only seen them in my house this year and last year, and they actually seem to be a little less bad this year, but that may be just in my house, not necessarily speaking for everywhere. i live in the eastern panhandle of west virginia, pretty close to the virginia boarder.
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post #14 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 12:21 AM
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Interesting. It seems worse this year to me. Last year I remember seeing a lot outside but none came into my house. This year, when it started getting warm in the spring, they were everywhere and we had about a million in the house. Then they disappeared through the middle of the summer, and now they are back, but I don't see as many as in the beginning of the summer. I'm in centeral Maryland. I know a lot of the articles claim they are relatively new to the US (coming from Asia a few years ago, first appeared in PA or something like that) but I have seen these bugs around her since I was little.
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 02:49 AM
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I have never heard of that happening before! I've squished quite a few with my bare hand O.O
I don't think they stink to badly. They have a kind of fruity smell to them.

Now these guys on the other hand, they are pretty stinky.
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post #16 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 05:03 AM
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I live in VA, kinda near Winchester. Well, I pulled one of my coach's show horses from the field to ride.. Midnight had one in his mane, another on the corner of his mouth. EWW.

Nothing kills them. :c They seem more attracted to white and light..
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post #17 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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ive never smelled fruitiness from them haha. i wish though. i think they smell comparable to the herb cilantro. one of my friends moms likes the smell of it and she says shes never smelled stinkbugs. it kinda gives me a headache =/
@vivache: my mom works in winchester :) what is the name of the barn you ride at?
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post #18 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 04:36 PM
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i got their stink juice on my skin before and my skin was fine. It smelled, but I just washed my hands.

I also heard they came from Asia, and they are a million times worse over there.
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post #19 of 21 Old 10-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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Stinkbugs aren't really a big problem here in FL, but I bought a saddle off of ebay, & it arrived yesterday complete with its very own stinkbug. It freaked me out for a split second, just because I wasn't expecting to see a giant bug crawling across my saddle. I scooped it up with some of the packing paper, squished all the paper into a ball, & threw it into the trash outside. I had no idea they shot out acid type stuff!
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post #20 of 21 Old 10-03-2010, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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good news, i bought a saddle bag today, one that zips up all the way around so they cant get in anymore. (yay!) bad news, i still havent figured if the spray hurts leather lol.
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