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Stink Bug Predators?

 
Rob Sigg
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Does anyone know of any stink bug predators or cultivation techniques that will get rid of these guys? Generally from what I can tell from the internet searchs I have done, there doesnt seem to be any native predators of the stink bug that is from the orient, which If Im not mistaken is what we have alot of in our area. My green frogs will eat them til the cows come home, the problem is that most of the time they are in  vegetation too high for the frogs. I wasn't sure if anyone out there has had any success with natural predators etc. Cheers
 
                                  
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Good question.  Stink bugs were my #1 problem for later-season tomatoes this year. My research came up with trap crops as being the most researched, probably most effective control.  Plant other things they'd rather eat, eg sorghum. 
 
Rob Sigg
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You didnt happen to have a resource for what they prefer to eat do you? My frogs generally feed towards dusk outside the pond area so Im wondering where these things go towards dusk to sleep or whatever they do at night.
 
                                  
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"Small plantings of species such as triticale, sunflower, sorghum, millet, buckwheat, soybean, field peas and okra, provide superior food plants for the bugs while also attracting their natural enemies"

http://ufinsect.ifas.ufl.edu/stink_bugs/bug_trap_crops.htm
 
Rob Sigg
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It doesnt look like they reference the orient type which doesnt have any natural predators that I have seen. I have planted buckwheat, so maybe that will help. Thanks!
 
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at our place its frogs and lizards, the lizards love them more though.
 
Rob Sigg
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What is interesting is that I planted the buckwheat as a cover crop after my plants were finished and the stink bug population has gone down. Now it could be because it is now fall or it might have to do with the fact that the buckwheat is right next to the pond and the warmest part of the house which is where the stink bugs hang out. Im glad to see that someone else has success with lizards and frogs, they are under valued in my opinion. I havent been able to attract lizards yet that I know of.
 
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