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 Western conifer seed bugs 
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 Western conifer seed bugs
Is it just me or are there way way more of these around this year than I've ever seen before?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_conifer_seed_bug

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I have been working outside and have accidentally crushed a bunch of them because they are everywhere.


Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:32 pm
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Walrus wrote:
Is it just me or are there way way more of these around this year than I've ever seen before?



I've seen a lot this year, outside and in. Seems like a bloom year.

Walrus wrote:
I have been working outside and have accidentally crushed a bunch of them because they are everywhere.


There has not been anything accidental involved when I see them, especially indoors :twisted:

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Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:01 am
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Sorry to disappoint, but these gross bugs have been prevalant in great numbers I think for several years. I only say this because they come inside my house and at my work place in Gilford in DROVES and they are absolutely disgusting, the way they fly in a clunky manner at eye level, practically eating them! IKK, YUK GROSS Bugs IMO!! I only started noticing them a few years ago, but we end up with I may say hundreds in my south facing windows. Difficult to deal with anytime of year. That and LADYBUGS, BLACK FLIES, the one thing I hate about October and November.... everyone wants to live inside, flying squirrels, mice, spiders, ants, blah, blah. Thanks for the reminder! They give me nightmares :evil:


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hiking lady wrote:
Sorry to disappoint, but these gross bugs have been prevalant in great numbers I think for several years.


For us they seem to be sort of cyclic , one year many, next not so much.


hiking lady wrote:
the one thing I hate about October and November.... everyone wants to live inside, flying squirrels, mice, spiders, ants, blah, blah.

and don't forget rattlesnakes ;)

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Worst part is, when you crush them they stink! :evil:


Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:16 pm
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Scooter wrote:

For us they seem to be sort of cyclic , one year many, next not so much.


Well, maybe they are, but that's been my living nightmare! IKK![[/quote]


Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:39 pm
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I get them inside a lot and have been for years. The cats love bugs. It's always funny to watch them go after one of these and turn away as soon as they get a whiff. 8)

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To go along with the other weird things happening to me lately today after a short hike I came out to find dozens of these things on my car, after never ever having seen one on it before. I've seen them, just never like this. Just too weird that it's happened yet again right after it comes up here.

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I'm computer illiterate but there was an article on line in usa today (maybe someone can post the link), that states that yes indeed it is a banner year for stink bugs thanks to the hot weather. Appaerently brought over from asia in the 90's (hence why I never remember them yrs ago). Apparently they devour crops and coming to see you in your house to stay warm for winter. They did say I believe that they are increasing in numbers. (That and lady bugs!) So yes your observations are right they are in proliferation!


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Saw one of these things at work today. Wouldn't have known what it was otherwise.

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