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Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby JeffDFD on Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 am

Ok so these stink bugs are starting to come back into full force, but this is really a question for LGP's insect people.

Apparently, the Praying Mantis will eat these little stinky jerks. You can buy Praying Mantis egg sacs on Amazon. Does anyone have any experience in this area at all? I always thought the Mantis was a cool looking dude and if he eats stink bugs, why not spend 7-8 bucks and have some around the house?

Anyone have any thoughts/comments?

Example on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Praying-Mantis-Eg ... 000MR7B26/

Edit: derp
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby blackjack68 on Wed May 01, 2013 11:55 am

Why would you want to buy stink bug egg sacs?

:pop:

But seriously, why not try it? Mantis' are good for all kinds of pest management.

(This is better than my original thought to suggest you ask JeffDFD in his thread)
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby JeffDFD on Wed May 01, 2013 12:01 pm

blackjack68 wrote:Why would you want to buy stink bug egg sacs?

:pop:

But seriously, why not try it? Mantis' are good for all kinds of pest management.

(This is better than my original thought to suggest you ask JeffDFD in his thread)


Ha, edited that.

Well, this is what JeffDFD would have possibly suggested as an answer, but I was wondering if anyone has ever bought insects like this for any reason. Or maybe someone has advice if you do buy...or maybe the eggs you buy are a scam and will never hatch...etc etc.

Was the Praying Mantis not endangered a while ago (or are they still in any way)? Selling eggs like this just seems weird. Does some guy out there have a Mantis farm and takes all the eggs and sells them?
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed May 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Hah...when we were looking at our new home, I was actually taking a VERY close look to see if I noticed stink bugs. It is a legitimate quality of life issue. I've been killing a couple a week lately.
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed May 01, 2013 12:24 pm

I found a praying mantis in my yard last summer so that might explain why I hardly have any stink bugs.
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby slappybrown on Wed May 01, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby count2infinity on Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 pm

what happens when you get over run by a large praying mantis population???
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Rylan on Wed May 01, 2013 1:36 pm

count2infinity wrote:what happens when you get over run by a large praying mantis population???


Awesomeness?
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby columbia on Wed May 01, 2013 1:37 pm

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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Kovy27 on Wed May 01, 2013 3:15 pm

I bought 3 stink bug traps from Home Depot and they are working like a champ.
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Factorial on Wed May 01, 2013 3:37 pm

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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed May 01, 2013 3:38 pm

oh hey bugs

re: the mantids, this could/should work. the problem is they are usually localized to a certain area (ie - good for protecting a garden). a home may be difficult if you have multiple points of infiltration.

ive had success with a home made trap that consists of cutting a 2 liter bottle in half near the part where the top becomes widest. take a flashing LED strobe light and place it in very bottom. take the top, turn it upside down and stick in like a funnel to the light. those stupid bugs flock to the light like a magnet and turns in to a mass grave
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed May 01, 2013 4:19 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:oh hey bugs

re: the mantids, this could/should work. the problem is they are usually localized to a certain area (ie - good for protecting a garden). a home may be difficult if you have multiple points of infiltration.

ive had success with a home made trap that consists of cutting a 2 liter bottle in half near the part where the top becomes widest. take a flashing LED strobe light and place it in very bottom. take the top, turn it upside down and stick in like a funnel to the light. those stupid bugs flock to the light like a magnet and turns in to a mass grave


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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby JeffDFD on Wed May 01, 2013 6:17 pm

I have traps as well...doing very little. The bugs love my warm sun room.

I may try the mantis thing...because even if hey don't eat a ton of stink bugs...they are still awesome to watch.

Just wonder if buying them off amazon will work
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu May 02, 2013 7:30 am

i know a guy at work who sells his pods. i can see if he has any available. i bet you could also try craigslist
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu May 02, 2013 7:50 am

JeffDFD wrote:I have traps as well...doing very little. The bugs love my warm sun room.

I may try the mantis thing...because even if hey don't eat a ton of stink bugs...they are still awesome to watch.

Just wonder if buying them off amazon will work


Oh yeah, sun rooms are the absolute worst when it comes to stink bugs.
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby Kovy27 on Thu May 02, 2013 8:08 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:oh hey bugs

re: the mantids, this could/should work. the problem is they are usually localized to a certain area (ie - good for protecting a garden). a home may be difficult if you have multiple points of infiltration.

ive had success with a home made trap that consists of cutting a 2 liter bottle in half near the part where the top becomes widest. take a flashing LED strobe light and place it in very bottom. take the top, turn it upside down and stick in like a funnel to the light. those stupid bugs flock to the light like a magnet and turns in to a mass grave


I put them in the trees or hooks about 15-20 yards away from my house. I have yet to see one on my house...as of now. There were about 25-30 in the trap that was on the tree.
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Re: Insect and Anti Stink Bug People

Postby mac5155 on Thu May 02, 2013 1:30 pm

I saw a truck this morning with a logo "Stink Bug Master" or something like that.
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