Why All The Stink Bugs? - And Response (4)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Is it just me or has there been an increase in the number of stink bugs this year?

I have heard other people comment that they are seeing more this year.

Does anyone know of a reason why and how to get rid of them.

Callie Mitchell
thegreatwallofcallie@gmail.com

* * *

I noticed several more stink bugs than usual, and I was curious myself, so I used google to find this:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49170605/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/its-time-raise-stink-over-us-invasion-bug/ 

Long story short, we had an early spring in 2012, so there's been time for two generations of stink bugs to grow this year. It looks like people more along the coast, to the north of us, have it much worse... so instead of trying to get rid of them - that'd probably be a fool's errand, anyway - just be glad you aren't in Washington D.C. where the word "thousands" was used to describe someone's attic full of stink bugs.

Beth Rogers
Middle Valley

* * *

Stink bugs have invaded in record numbers this year and it’s lots worse farther north.  The key to keeping them out is to weather proof your house and use weather stripping in even the smallest holes and cracks.   

Killing them can be smelly and their smell can invade and pollute vacuum cleaners.  A water pistol with rubbing alcohol works great to kill them and if you spray your screens with a solution of water and Dawn detergent it does repel them. 

Jennifer Crutchfield

* * * 

I personally think that it is very appropriate that there are so many “Stink Bugs” in an election year.

Conrad Taylor
Independent
Chattanooga

* * * 

My best advice on getting rid of stink bugs? Quit voting for Republicans, and they'll all disappear. 

Betsy Bramlett



Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful

You would think that after 40 years of publishing an annual list of things for which I am thankful, I’d be getting to the bottom of it, but it seems the older I get I have found I appreciate so much more around me. I take absolute delight in planting a flower, feeding the birds and throwing a ball for my dog. I find that the more people who I come to know the more who I come to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanksgiving Eve

I don’t know who was the first to do the Famous Pregnant Turkey prank but I’ll bet you a handful of giblets there will be a lot of copycats who try it today. The trick is finding a Cornish hen that is small enough to stuff inside the larger turkey. Then you skillfully pack the bird with some of that sausage-sage dressing and put your Thanksgiving dinner in the oven. When all ... (click for more)

Hixson Burglary Suspect Tries To Swim Away; Deputies Catch Him In Borrowed Boat

A Hixson burglary suspect on Wednesday tried to swim away from deputies, but to no avail.   The proprietor of Chattanooga Fish and Fun was notified when his camera system was triggered by an individual attempting to break into his business. The owner immediately contacted the Sheriff's Office and drove to the business location.   As deputies arrived on scene, ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)

Rodney Stoker Wins Turkey Trot 8K Again

It has been about 15 years since Rodney Stoker captured first place overall in the annual Sports Barn Turkey Trot, but he’s been doing some serious training in recent weeks and it paid off Thursday morning as the 41-year-old former UTC standout was victorious with a time of 27 minutes, 18 seconds. Dylan Hassett, a promising 24-year-old from Atlanta who is making her way as a ... (click for more)

JOHN HUNT: Thanksgiving 2017 Special As Always

I can’t believe it’s that time again.  Another year has come and gone and where did it all go? My father once told me that time really flies as you get older and I’m starting to believe him. But we’re back to one of my favorite holidays of the year – Thanksgiving – and I’m looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends.  I’m sure that I’ll eat too ... (click for more)