Asked on Apr 15, 2019

How do I get rid of stink bugs and lady bugs in my home?

Lynn SorrellBetsyMogie
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How to fix home, inside and out, of stink bugs andLady bugs ? Get rid of them forever!!

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  • Linda Sikut
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Hi Turkeyess,

    The best way is to keep them from getting inside. Here's an article that could help you. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/11/04/cold-spell-causes-beetles-lady-bugs-find-warmth-houses-windows-doors/830135001/

  • Mogie
    on Apr 15, 2019

    To remove large numbers of them vacuum them up. Dispose of the bag when done since they will still be alive.

    Ladybugs do not like the chemical compounds found in chrysanthemums, so planting beds and pots of mums beside windows and near entryway will deter these bugs.

    Place cloves or bay leaves in your window sills, around doors and baseboards, in light fixtures, and anywhere else you notice the ladybugs. The smell of these herbs is also known to chase ladybugs.

    Purchase a few lemon-scented candles and burn them in the areas where you notice ladybugs. Burn them as often as possible to drive out the ladybugs.

    As a last resort, place double-sided tape or sticky strips along baseboards, window sills, corners and other places where you see ladybugs. This will trap the ladybugs before they enter your home.

    Keep ladybugs out of the house by sealing any holes in the siding and foundation. Be sure to repair damaged clapboards, and window and door trim, and to caulk small cracks.


  • Betsy
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Hi Turkeyess: Give this a shot for stink bugs: In the spirit of being planet-friendly, there are some things to try before resorting to any chemicals. In a spray bottle, combine 32 ounces of hot water and three-quarters of a cup of Dawn dish washing liquid and spray the exterior of your home, concentrating on those cracks, windows and doors. For an extra kick, you can use the anti-bacterial variety, but understand that it contains additional chemicals.

    Or, when you see them, you can spray them with Lysol. Here is a site that might help: https://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Stink-Bugs-Naturally


    For lady bugs, try this: https://www.familyhandyman.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-ladybugs/


    Good luck

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Apr 16, 2019

    put the lady bugs out in your yard they are beneficial bugs eating spider mites,aphids and many other garden pests that are not wanted/destructive. if you don't want them donate them to local community garden,schools that have gardens or anyone you know that gardens. they are sold online.

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