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Old 1 Week Ago   #16
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Serbia - Zone 7b
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I think all stinkbugs migrated into my garden this summer. There was real infestation on my tomatoes. They prefer Black Beauty and Zapotec from what I have noticed. Most tomatoes had damage from them and become sticky.

I didn't sprayed them with anything, from all what I hear there is not real organic solution for them, no natural predators here as far as I know except maybe Mantis and I seen only one in my garden. Maybe next year I will try just killing them as much as I can, they are easy to remove from tomato plants with a stick.

Interesting they prefer varieties not native to my location compared to Novosadski Jabucar, of course when tomatoes are gone they are not picky, they attack everything. I found them in smaller numbers even on cucumbers.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #17
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while I had a moderate amount of stinkbug damage this Fall I have hardly seen them in the house this Winter. I opened the grill to use it the other day and I roasted next years batch of bug.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #18
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organic X 3

Works great. 100% effective. Ready for 2019. Claud

Use it a couple times a week early in the morning when the little beasties are sunning themselves on top tf the leaves. Brush attachment works great for eggs.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #19
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I really didn't see many stinkbugs this past season but I did have an abundance of leaf footed bugs this fall and they were very destructive. They were really bad in October and early November and did a lot of damage to my tomatoes and bell peppers. I didn't really do any full bore spraying for them as I had already gotten all the tomatoes and peppers I needed and could still get a few for eating. I did however keep a small hand sprayer with very soapy water and Permethrin so when I found a hatch of juveniles I would spray them. They are much easier to kill at that stage and if you are vigilant you can control them somewhat with that limited spraying. I would also go out just before dark and find adults perched on fruit and spray them individually which also helped.

With so few stink bugs this past year I am hoping that I won't see many again this year but you never know.

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