stink bugs and moles.


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I hate stinkbugs, they are so gross! They have always loved that big pine tree we have in our garden, there are loads of them there. As a kid I grew thinking they were part of that ecosystem, it was later when i found out they shouldn't even be there. I stepped on some of them and killed some by mistake while playing around that tree (so gross!!).
I didn't know about the ecosystem! Do you know off hand, where they DO belong? I hate them so much. I'd rather have to deal with lions, or tigers, or bears in my garden. (see what I did there with the Wizard of Oz reference, and my pic?). At least then I could see exactly what I'm up against.
 
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I didn't know about the ecosystem! Do you know off hand, where they DO belong? I hate them so much. I'd rather have to deal with lions, or tigers, or bears in my garden. (see what I did there with the Wizard of Oz reference, and my pic?). At least then I could see exactly what I'm up against.

Do they get into your house too? We had a big problem with them some years ago because we started seeing them inside the house D: Now you can imagine the horror in our faces when I suddenly realized there was a stink bug calmly walking over my leg.... UGH! I wanted to set that tree in fire, lol.
 
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lmao I would freak out, and most likely kill it. I get one in the house maybe once or twice a year. Its just a fluke when it happens. They prefer to feast on my garden instead :p
 
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Can anybody give me any advice on getting rid of stink bugs and moles? I have managed to keep deer, bunnies, and anything else out. I just can't seem to get rid of the moles and stink bugs... and I'm going tout of my mind!!

Oh my goodness the stink bugs drive me crazy...not outside though. They come in in the winter and they fly all over the place. Nothhing likes them and nothing that I have found so far eats them, not even the spiders we get sometimes. I run them up in the vacuum cleaner. I also pick them up and throw them back outside. Don't ever squish them or scare them or you will know why they are called stink bugs!
I have moles too, they are supposed to eat worms. I have many cats and a couple of them will jump on the mole hills and find them or scare them away. I hate walking in my yard too. Those tunnels are everywhere. I live on the west side of a forested mountain and they love it here and so do many other creatures.
 
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Well drat! I was hoping someone had come up with a good method for getting rid of stink bugs!! :cry: I have tried hand-picking, shop vaccing (is that even a word?), stomping, yelling, pepper/garlic/soap/dead bug concoctions, and more. They always end up eating every vine plant in the garden and more. I am so frustrated I haven't even grown anything they might eat in the last few years.

I believe that like our bodies, healthy, nourished soil will keep pests away. We have been mulching, naturally fertilizing, and remineralizing our soil like crazy the last few years. I suppose I will try a squash plant again this year and see what happens. Hopefully I won't be carried away in a straight jacket! It flips my lid to see a large herd of squash bugs sucking the life out of a squash plant full of beautiful baby squashes!
 

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