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Old 10-04-2011, 11:30 PM
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I have no idea where to post this but I'll put it here. My truck is invested with damn stink bugs! There are hundreds of them in all the cracks and behind the door panels of my truck. I've pulled the panels off and tried vaccuming them up...seems like I suck 10 up, 20 more show up. I've even gone to the extend of getting a hose and spraying the door compartments out but they still keep coming!!! I just set off a bug bomb in there so I am praying to the stink bug god that he will call all these buggers up to stink bug heaven before I go insane! Anyone else have any suggestions or even heard of this happening?!?!?!?!
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:22 AM
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I knew stink bugs were becoming a problem but DAMN that sucks. I would do the same things you have done so I dunno.

If it makes you feel any better you could be like those nasty people that bring their cars in for service and you have roaches. Just sayin I've seen it. I was tempted to light the dang thing on fire in my stall
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:18 AM
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This thread is in need of some pictures.

Sorry to hear of the problem. I didn't realize it was such a common occurrence.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:21 AM
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dude im soo sorry for you, but god dam thats hilarious hahahhahaa....
great now that mean im gunna get something like this lol

i have no suggestions... i would have done what you did
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:30 AM
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bug bombs just make those suckers horny and reproduce more. You need to find the hive and kill off the overmind.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:35 AM
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1) Spend less time watching the SyFy channel -- coincidentally yesterday's theme was bugs.

2) You have to find the source or it will be like pulling weeds and not getting the root. I have never heard of such an infestation, but either way you may have to get a professional to come out and exterminate.

3) Google 'stink bugs' to find out what causes them and/or eliminates them. That way you will get pointers on what to do and not to do. It doesn't help wasting time trying a method that doesn't work.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:35 AM
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Ugh that sucks! When I lived in Florida, I left my windows open one night in the middle of love bug season. Needless to say, I was pissed in the morning because my truck was filled with love bugs.

Hope you get it all figured out.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:10 AM
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Stink bugs are moving in because its warmer in your truck than outside. You live in the heart of the invasion too.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:47 PM
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I feel your pain man, my truck keeps getting swarmed by love bugs. LIke 50 at a time.

Thank god they stay outside though.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:30 PM
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Raid!

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You're in Pa? Great, I am driving 1,000 miles down to lancaster county next week! Do I have to keep my vents and windows closed 24/7?

BTW, I will do an acurate mileage check on the new 4.0L manual on 31's at the speed limit, whatever it may be for all who may be interested.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:58 PM
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if you kill them, it gives off a sent for more to come
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:04 PM
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Hopefully the bug bomb works. If that doesn't, the dead of winter coming along will do them in.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:06 PM
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that sucks dude my truck always gets covered in ants in the doors and stuff
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: Help!!! Infestation!!!

I would say absolutely gut the interior down to the bare metal:

seats, dash, door panels, carpet....everything then do like some of the other guys suggested and find out what gets rid of them. It's a good day's worth of work or so but may be your best bet.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:20 PM
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i wish i could say something good but i cant i have the same deal when it comes to spiders in the fall.. i just bomb the hell out of it
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