Asked on May 3, 2017

How can I rid my home and yard of stink bugs?

KarenSandyGKatharine S
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I have not found any in my house yet but for the past two years we have had stink bugs outside. i had an exterminator come last year so I am hoping that I will not have them this year.
8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 3, 2017

    If the exterminator program worked I suggest do it again. This is not a diy situation.
  • Karen
    on May 4, 2017

    thanks
  • Patty Smith
    on May 4, 2017

    I use Bayers Complete Insect Control, I've used 2 years in a row and each time I see less of them, you need to spray and wood and leaf piles you might have. Also if you get them in your house DO NOT crush them, it will bring more in, I take a tissue and gently fold it over the bug then flush down the toilet. You also can keep a small jar of dish soap and water in it, hold it up to the bug and they drop right in and drown, also when the jar is full flush it in the toilet. It's work for me for several years,good luck!
  • Karen
    on May 4, 2017

    Thank you
  • Katharine S
    on May 5, 2017

    We don't have stink bugs except at California Adventure on the Bugs Life Show. Sorry...I had to start giggling when I read you have a stink bug problem. We had problems with silver fish and cockroaches (we had a leak) and had an exterminator come. Bugs aren't always funny.
  • Karen
    on May 6, 2017

    :)
  • SandyG
    on May 6, 2017

    Oh boy, I feel for you. We have had them for five years every spring through fall till it starts getting cold. The pesticide (which I do not like to use) is Terro Stink Bug Spray. We use it on porch and deck but not inside. We also use an old shop vac to pick them up. Don't use you good vacuum as the smell is hard to get rid of. Also we fix water bottles with tops cut off and inverted in to the bottom of the water bottle and then put duct tap around the edge. The ones that we can reach we tip edge of bottle toward bug and up and they fall in and can't get out. If you ever find the secret to getting rid of them, please share.
  • Karen
    on May 6, 2017

    I will if I ever find something that works good. Thanks.
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