An Organic Option for Killing Stink Bugs - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 20 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 12, 2011, titled An Organic Option for Killing Stink Bugs - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

An Orange County company has developed an organic spray that promises to kill those pesky stink bugs on contact.

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Charlottesville Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Oct 12, 2011
What they say they are going to be charging for the stink bug spray is crazy, they are just trying to take advantage of people! You can use Windex w/vinegar or Lysol sray cleaner with lemon and it suffocates them too, so why pay $17-19.00 dollars, when you can find even other organic cleaners for around $5-6.00 a bottle if you don't want Windex or Lysol. The economy is too bad to be paying a price like that!
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Oct 13, 2011
Windex and Lysol aren't exactly organic, although I'll agree with you people are no smarter than the stink bugs paying this much. The oil (found elsewhere for less) is what kills them, although I doubt they get a 'heart attack'.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 13, 2011
haha, the news report says it gives the stink bugs a heart attack and THEN suffocates them with the oil!

(to make sure they're dead I guess)

Snake oil would probably work too.
Ivy

Natural Bridge Station, VA

#4 Oct 13, 2011
Recently I purchased this product and it has yet to kill a stink bug. However, it does leave an oily film on everything.
Infested

United States

#5 Oct 13, 2011
I paid it and it cleared out my office, which was totally infested, in just a few minutes. Of course, my colleague in the next office says it smells like Icy Hot and I think it smells like cheap Christmas potpourri, but it works.

I used to hate this time of year because those things would be all over my office...on my phone, my keyboard, dropping from above, etc.

A friend paid Interstate Pest Control $400 to get rid of them and they were back in a week. I've probably used 30 spritzes of the $18 bottle I bought at Whole Foods about three weeks ago and the bugs still haven't come back.
wow

Orange, VA

#6 Oct 13, 2011
a vacuum cleaner works nice too...
GoUVa

Nokesville, VA

#7 Oct 13, 2011
wow wrote:
a vacuum cleaner works nice too...
Right, but wait until you cut the thing on a few days after sucking them up. Talk about stinking! Reminds me of a politician's breath right after a speech.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#8 Oct 13, 2011
Charlottesville Resident wrote:
What they say they are going to be charging for the stink bug spray is crazy, they are just trying to take advantage of people! You can use Windex w/vinegar or Lysol sray cleaner with lemon and it suffocates them too, so why pay $17-19.00 dollars, when you can find even other organic cleaners for around $5-6.00 a bottle if you don't want Windex or Lysol. The economy is too bad to be paying a price like that!
If they can't keep it in stock then the price must be reasonable. It's called Capitalism and Capitalism a beautiful thing...
not

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 13, 2011
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>It's called Capitalism and Capitalism a beautiful thing...
Oh yeah! Drive down 29. Beautiful.

Or walk on a beach after an oil spill or by the picturesque stripped mountaintop mines.
Grace Cangialosi

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Oct 13, 2011
Where can we get it? Which Orange County is this--Virginia?
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 13, 2011
not wrote:
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Oh yeah! Drive down 29. Beautiful.
Or walk on a beach after an oil spill or by the picturesque stripped mountaintop mines.
What's the vintage on that whine?

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#15 Oct 13, 2011
not wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yeah! Drive down 29. Beautiful.
Or walk on a beach after an oil spill or by the picturesque stripped mountaintop mines.
The next time you get a paycheck I want you to give the entire amount away otherwise you are a hypocrite.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 13, 2011
not wrote:
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Oh yeah! Drive down 29. Beautiful.
Or walk on a beach after an oil spill or by the picturesque stripped mountaintop mines.
I must have missed that around here, where's the beach?
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Oct 13, 2011
CvilleGordo wrote:
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I must have missed that around here, where's the beach?
Chris Greene lake beach; someone spilled a bottle of suntan lotion.

Since: Dec 08

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#18 Oct 13, 2011
I already have an "organic option" for killing stink bugs--chickens. My 25 chickens love stink bugs and they fight over them in the garden and yard, so very few get into the house. The few that do just get drowned and fed to the chickens with their veggie scraps. Good protein for the chickens and I get eggs back in thanks. Win/win
mmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Oct 13, 2011
SunnySmile wrote:
I already have an "organic option" for killing stink bugs--chickens. My 25 chickens love stink bugs and they fight over them in the garden and yard, so very few get into the house. The few that do just get drowned and fed to the chickens with their veggie scraps. Good protein for the chickens and I get eggs back in thanks. Win/win
Stink eggs anyone??
Hoo Fan

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Oct 13, 2011
My fix is a jar with a screw on lid, a little squirt of dish detergent and about 1/4 water. Hold it next to the bug they drop in and BINGO they die. Doesn't work with just plain water.
Love Thy Bug

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Oct 13, 2011
Stink Bugs are like all God's creatures and should be treasured and loved, not killed. I can't believe all the heartless souls on this forum. Would you kill your grandmother just because you did not want her around? Well the same goes for stink bugs. As a liberal, progressive, society we must embrace all of our inhabitants. So love thy neighbor including the stink bug. God loves everyone. Except republicans and tea baggers. You can all burn in H ell. And you heartless redneck hunters too! Peace and hugs......
Misfit

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Oct 13, 2011
Love Thy Bug wrote:
Stink Bugs are like all God's creatures and should be treasured and loved, not killed. I can't believe all the heartless souls on this forum. Would you kill your grandmother just because you did not want her around? Well the same goes for stink bugs. As a liberal, progressive, society we must embrace all of our inhabitants. So love thy neighbor including the stink bug. God loves everyone. Except republicans and tea baggers. You can all burn in H ell. And you heartless redneck hunters too! Peace and hugs......
Go sing Kumbaya in another country you dweeb!

Since: Dec 08

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#24 Oct 13, 2011
mmmm wrote:
<quoted text> Stink eggs anyone??
Nope! My eggs are delicious as always. As far as I know, large amounts of raw garlic is the only thing that the taste makes it through to the eggs.

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