How to get rid of stink bugs?

We are renting our home, just moved in December! We average about 5 a day! The home owner said everyone has them and there is nothing he or anyone can do? I called his recommended pest control company, they said the same? Is the anything we can do?
thank you

  7 answers
  • Nicole S. Nicole S. on Mar 18, 2018
    Dale, you can try spraying Terminix. Good luck!
  • Dale Dale on Mar 18, 2018
    I have not been able to determine where they get in. I find them in every room. Where would I spray?
    thank you
  • Ellis Ellis on Mar 19, 2018
    There's a lot of information on YouTube about stinkbugs. A scientist from Virginia Tech shows a homemade trap, sudsy water in an aluminum pan, lit with a lamp; a Baltimore TV station interviews a Loyola U. entomologist who says sprays don't work well on them, traps are best. And there are lots of traps available commercially.

    I saw them in a friend's home in Michigan recently--and it was 10 degrees below zero outside. A map shows they are present in nearly every state.
    • Dale Dale on Mar 19, 2018
      Thank You Ellis and Nicole for your help! I will try the Terminix spray along with the traps and hope for a bug free home!!
      Have a great Summer!!
  • Melbrooks Melbrooks on Mar 19, 2018
    Look for their hiding places too. Cardboard boxes, paper stacks, even boxes that are packed up. They will hide everywhere! Use the plastic storage totes instead of boxes for storage.
    Oh, and just wait til warm weather hits! I rented a house in an area that had them pretty bad, and they would absolutely cover the siding on one side of tge house that got the most sun! I was still finding them in storage boxes for 2 YEARS after I moved! They hibernate or something, some die, but most will revive when you move them.
    • Dale Dale on Mar 19, 2018
      Thank you for good info!! This problem sounds like it is more wide spread than I thought! I was originally concerned that it might only be me! Misery loves company!
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Mar 19, 2018
    I have these damned things all over the place..especially when it gets hot. I HATE THEM !!! I carefully catch them in a piece of toilet paper or paper towel and flush them. My German Shepherd thought it would be great to eat one...haven't gone near her in days :)
  • Candace Candace on Mar 19, 2018
    I’m in BC Canada 3.5 hrs drive from the west coast and we have them too! They are very hardy, ugly things but really more of a nuisance than anything. If they’re the same bug, they smell strongly if you squish them? Ive used Bounce dryer sheets in Autumn to some success. I just set them (cut in strips) by doors and windows. They seem to not appreciate the chemicals or scent of the sheets.  At least they don’t bite!
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    • Candace Candace on Mar 21, 2018
      I knew the sheet trick doesn’t kill them..but it seemed to help deterring them in coming in at least...also another weird thing is raw walnuts, in the shells. Another deterrent but not a cease and desist! Works on 🕷 too!