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I decided to start a new thread to make it easier for other's to get the information. I know the preferred method seems to be spinosad. I'm finding a lot on soapy water and use of traps.

First, soapy water seems easy and cheap, but will it harm my vegetables of I use it as a spray?

Traps, the most prevalent seems to be a2 liter bottle cut in half with the top inverted into the bottom and a light in the bottom to attract them. Sink bugs crawl in but can't figure out how to get out. Seems effective, at least according to you tube. Cheap and worth trying anyway. If I cab take a few of those devils off the battlefield that easy is that many less to kill by other means.

Does anyone have experience with these methods? Any to add?
 
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I decided to start a new thread to make it easier for other's to get the information. I know the preferred method seems to be spinosad. I'm finding a lot on soapy water and use of traps.

First, soapy water seems easy and cheap, but will it harm my vegetables of I use it as a spray?

Traps, the most prevalent seems to be a2 liter bottle cut in half with the top inverted into the bottom and a light in the bottom to attract them. Sink bugs crawl in but can't figure out how to get out. Seems effective, at least according to you tube. Cheap and worth trying anyway. If I cab take a few of those devils off the battlefield that easy is that many less to kill by other means.

Does anyone have experience with these methods? Any to add?
Soapy water IMO does not work on them. It does work on other insects such as aphids though. I have sprayed stink bugs with it and they fly off just like they do with spinosad but with spinosad they don't return. With soapy water they, or their identical twins, are back the next day on the same plant that the bug was on originally. With spinosad they don't so I can't say for sure whether the soap killed them or not. Dish soap in small amounts will not hurt plants and that is what is used in a spray, a small amount. As for the traps I haven't used them.
 
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Thanks @Chuck , it seems you have to copay them well worth a fairly high concentration. Probably good for use in home if they get in (they aren't that bad here. ..yet). I think I will put some in the bottom of the trap, hopefully it will kill them in there.
 
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Dishwashing liquid in really hot or boiling water.
Not if they are on your plants of course...usually hand pick them off.
Problem is they are super smart and know you're after them and try and hide any place they can.
 
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We have the stinkbugs, what do they attack? Not sure if I need to keep my eye on anything specific or not.
 
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We have the stinkbugs, what do they attack? Not sure if I need to keep my eye on anything specific or not.
As far as I know they will attack everything except sweet corn. But they really love squash, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.
 
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