Successful Treatment for Stink Bugs

Ashton Woods

Successful Treatment for Stink Bugs

Hi All – I’m curious if anyone has had success in treating stink bugs or preventing the annual inundation of them in the house as the weather starts to cool down? I’ve tried treatments from two different professional pest control companies now and they still seem to be making their way indoors. Curious if anyone has had positive experiences with successful treatment or tips for prevention.

5 Responses

  1. Veronica Banks says:

    Never tried this but…
    Curtis Cleaning Service

    STINK BUGS!!! Everyone hates them!! They are here unfortunately! Here’s a TIP that works! Grab an empty spray bottle and mix 2 tablespoons of Blue Dawn and water. Spray it all over your outside doors and windows and anywhere else you are seeing the little monsters. They hate the smell and it will keep them away, hence, out of your house!! Repeat every 2 or 3 days for best results!

  2. Cheryl Willard says:

    I’m gonna try the Bonide traps. That’s a trustworthy brand. However, I hate them and try to eradicate their ability to reproduce. I’ve had luck using Terro Stink Bug Killer. Be warned – this is NOT a gentle option and you don’t want your pets around it, but it does disrupt their lifecycle, and they die without emitting that horrible smell. Use it according to directions. I put it around the exterior frame of my windows and doors, along the eaves, and around outdoor storage. Just be careful. It works so well that you will only need to apply it once, and it will work for up to 6 months if not washed away. When we lived in VA we had a terrible infestation on our screened in deck. I applied it thoroughly in the late summer and we had significantly less bugs the very next two years. I normally prefer a more environmentally and pet friendly option, but drastic measures are needed for these disruptive, non indigenous pests.

  3. Steven Thomas says:

    I’ve had decent luck with the Bonide traps. Available on Amazon. Put them up around wood piles, under decks and places they shelter. Draws them away from the house. Once it gets cold, put a few in the house to trap any that get in.

  4. says:

    Find out where they are coming in, sprinkle baking soda, or peppermint. Male a solution of 2 cups water, 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 dawn in a bowl, They jump in and drown. Get rid of ornamental plants. As you see nothing is 100% but this at least saves dowsing your home in chemicals. 😉

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    • Geoff Brehm says:

      I’ve been very successful vs stink bugs.

      A couple pickle jars half filled with water mixed with a bit of dish detergent one on each end of the house. In the spring I open the windows, flick the bugs into the jar off the screens.

      I have not seen any in the house this fall. Between me and the spiders they don’t have a chance.

      Thanks for not spraying.

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