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    What is this insect? (note: picture is not of a spider for those arachnophobes!) UPDATE: A stink-bug (ewwww)

    I have had quite a few of these in my room every night over the past week and they are horrible, they buzz loudly when flying, they dive-bomb me and make the most hideous stink when stressed/dying/near me.
    I was wondering if anyone knows what they are?
    Thanks.
    Oh, and sorry about the cat hairs on the carpet, I need to hoover the floor!

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    Original Poster

    It was this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/Pentatomidae_spec.jpg/106px-Pentatomidae_spec.jpg

    Thanks everyone!

    Dung beetles, clean the **** off your carpets quickly.

    Dunno, but spiders arent insects so the title is a bit off

    Original Poster

    micoo

    Dunno, but spiders arent insects so the title is a bit off



    I meant the insect is not a spider so people who don't like them will look in the thread.

    Carley

    Dung beetles, clean the **** off your carpets quickly.



    No poop on my carpet thank you very much, just cat hairs lol.

    Original Poster

    micoo

    Dunno, but spiders arent insects so the title is a bit off



    I changed the title just for you

    i saw one of those once
    http://media.share.ovi.com/m1/s/2158/659ef1ee30474db19ccc6c457d8b91d3.jpg

    Is it a "pube beetle"?

    Original Poster

    shanecr

    i saw one of those once



    lol, but what is it? And how best to kill them, Raid spray doesn't work, it just made it's stench and carried on walking along.

    sickly sweet

    lol, but what is it? And how best to kill them, Raid spray doesn't work, … lol, but what is it? And how best to kill them, Raid spray doesn't work, it just made it's stench and carried on walking along.



    i find good old fashioned squishing tends to kill most bugs

    Original Poster

    jonb2412

    Is it a "pube beetle"?



    I can promise you there are no pubes it seriously is just cat hair. The insect is about 1.5 cms long. And gross.

    Original Poster

    chesso

    It's a shield … It's a shield bug[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatomoidea]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatomoidea[/url]



    Thank you
    'Also known as a stink bug' yeah, it does stink baaaad, hopefully will only be whilst it's warm, I hate the blighters. Now to find out how to get rid of them without the stink, squishing is making a mess and smell, blurgh.

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    hyperemisis

    Don't squash it incase it's a stink … Don't squash it incase it's a stink bug![url=http://www.pestworld.com/stink-bug]http://www.pestworld.com/stink-bug[/url]



    Sadly I think it must be, it looks the same and stinks. I get about 5 a night in my bedroom, they must be coming from the garden down below my bedroom. Any suggestions of how to get rid of them, Raid and squishing not working and catching also makes smell.

    Thanks for your help guys, I've been wondering for over a week and family didn't know either.

    Pick up gently and throw out of the window.
    Edited by: "chesso" 21st Aug 2010

    sickly sweet

    No poop on my carpet thank you very much, just cat hairs lol.



    If you have a cat, then you have poop on your carpet.

    If you've got any pot plants indoors - look under the leaves for any neat white eggs, that might be where they are coming from.

    Do you have a cat flap?

    Original Poster



    I'm a wimp...I need a boyf who can do that for me!

    chesso

    Pick up gently and throw out of the window.

    sickly sweet

    No poop on my carpet thank you very much, just cat hairs lol.

    hyperemisis

    If you've got any pot plants indoors - look under the leaves for any neat … If you've got any pot plants indoors - look under the leaves for any neat white eggs, that might be where they are coming from.

    Jumpingphil

    Do you have a cat flap?



    Ewwwwwww



    Will give them a look, only got orchids though but will check



    No, she just goes 'meooowwww', marks time on the carpet and annoys you until you wake up/get up/give in and let her out.
    I would love the life of my cat, she gets everything she wants (food, cuddles, door opening/butler services) on demand the lucky thing!

    We get the things in the garden, normally they are green, the fish eat them if their thrown in the pond! If they ever get accidentally into your salad, they really taste foul!

    If I found one of them in my house, I would move house...

    Original Poster

    KAC

    We get the things in the garden, normally they are green, the fish eat … We get the things in the garden, normally they are green, the fish eat them if their thrown in the pond! If they ever get accidentally into your salad, they really taste foul!



    Eugh, that's pretty gross. My cat once tried to jump at one and play/kill it like she does with the flies and moths but she got a shock and won't go near them now
    I just read to put them in soapy water, I'll give that a go.

    So if I were to remove any bugs you have and meooowwww a lot, can I move in? http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/giggle1.gif

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil

    So if I were to remove any bugs you have and meooowwww a lot, can I move … So if I were to remove any bugs you have and meooowwww a lot, can I move in?



    Tempting. Very tempting


    Chiptivo

    If I found one of them in my house, I would move house...



    It's a beautiful house but next to a farm in the countryside, we get lots of weird creatures out here.

    sickly sweet

    I'm a wimp...I need a boyf who can do that for me!


    Use a paper hankie. Less high maintenance than a b/f.

    Original Poster

    chesso

    Use a paper hankie. Less high maintenance than a b/f.



    Oooh, good plan, I lack common sense sometimes, but must admit boyf is much more fun than a paper hankie...oh dear that sounds so bad...but luckily I'm a girl so hope I can get away with that comment!

    Oh, and Chesso the gift certificate you did was perfect, thanks for all your help with that a few weeks ago, the pressie went down so well!

    chesso

    Use a paper hankie. Less high maintenance than a b/f.



    Hey, I'm loaded.
    I don't need no high maintenance.
    "food, cuddles, door opening/butler services on demand" that sort of stuff would do me.

    Banned

    Am I alone in never having heard of these?

    sickly sweet

    Oooh, good plan, I lack common sense sometimes, but must admit boyf is … Oooh, good plan, I lack common sense sometimes, but must admit boyf is much more fun than a paper hankie...oh dear that sounds so bad...but luckily I'm a girl so hope I can get away with that comment!Oh, and Chesso the gift certificate you did was perfect, thanks for all your help with that a few weeks ago, the pressie went down so well!


    Very pleased to hear it.:D Hope your mum is paying proper attention in the lessons.

    Jumpingphil - good spec.

    Am I alone in never having heard of these?


    Yes

    ....... and there is no reply button on your post!!

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil

    Hey, I'm loaded.I don't need no high maintenance."food, cuddles, door … Hey, I'm loaded.I don't need no high maintenance."food, cuddles, door opening/butler services on demand" that sort of stuff would do me.



    lol, trust me you wouldn't want my cooking but I do make the best puddings and cakes.

    chesso

    Very pleased to hear it.:D Hope your mum is paying proper attention in … Very pleased to hear it.:D Hope your mum is paying proper attention in the lessons.



    Yep, going well so far

    Lemon meringue pie is a particular favourite of mine.

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil

    Lemon meringue pie is a particular favourite of mine.



    I made a lemon drizzle cake today, would that do?

    I'm packing my bags.
































    And the 5 kids, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 hamsters, 3 iguanas and 2 chinchillas.
    Do you think you have enough room. http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/giggle1.gif
    Edited by: "Jumpingphil" 22nd Aug 2010

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil

    I'm packing my bags.And the 5 kids, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 hamsters, 3 iguanas … I'm packing my bags.And the 5 kids, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 hamsters, 3 iguanas and 2 chinchillas.Do you think you have enough room.



    Damn, what a shame I don't like iguanas...

    Oh, and I just realised that we had people round for lunch and the lemon drizzle cake is gone so you'd only be disappointed X)

    master_chief

    Am I alone in never having heard of these?



    Nope, never heard of them to but do now and dont sound to good

    sickly sweet

    Damn, what a shame I don't like iguanas... Oh, and I just realised that … Damn, what a shame I don't like iguanas... Oh, and I just realised that we had people round for lunch and the lemon drizzle cake is gone so you'd only be disappointed X)



    Who is this we you speak of?

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil

    Who is this we you speak of?



    Me and my cat.

















    Just kidding, my friends.

    I'm off to bed now, night night.

    Goodnight.

    Jumpingphil

    Goodnight.



    Tart!!!
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