By SusieB from PA
For the higher places that are hard to reach, you could use a longer tube (aluminum foil, wrapping paper, etc.). I keep a tube for wherever there is an area in our house where they like to hang out, which is normally anywhere warm.
The only good news about these bugs are that they will not breed in your house, they are hibernating until the warm weather. Needless to say, I do not want these uninvited guests visiting me over the winter.
By Mike from PA
How do you get rid of stink bugs? I don't have a photo.
Is anyone out there having problems with these terrible stink bugs? I'm literally a prisoner in my own home. They are getting in everywhere. There are those little openings on the window screens that they seem to get in which puts them between the window and the screen. They are also getting in under the rubber stopper on the slider screen door top and bottom. I have stuffed cotton, sprayed with bleach, but they still get in. Help!
By Alice from West Brandywine, PA
Stink bugs like a lot of pest bugs love light colors and light so at night that light on in the white room will only be like a glowing beacon for them. Even tho there large they can see the light and feel the warmth of any and all crevices going into your home. Unfortunately its a seasonal thing as winter comes they will go away.
The best medicine for these bugs is preventing them from coming in. Caulk every opining and ensure windows and doors are air tight ( if not use something to fill the gap), And try not to tempt them into your home by keeping unneeded lights on or heat on to high, or keeping windows and doors open for longer then necessary.
These solutions will also save you a lot of money simply by stopping your AC or Heating from going out the cracks and lowering the electric bill.
Once there inside best thing you can do is get them in a vacuum and just get them that way. Or use Very sticky fly paper near lights they'll bump into it and be stuck as they fly towards the light bulbs. (as well as any moths and flies) It may not look that nice but its the only non labor intensive method one can use for them.
I personally just catch them by hand and throw them back outside were they belong. They don't really do any damage. They're more just a nuisance. So its not a bad idea to just let them die since most will starve within a few days of getting inside. (unlike other pests like ant colony's and wheat moths)
Hope this helped ^_^;
I recently moved to an area that is overwhelmed by stink bugs. They get into my house, my garden, etc. We have tried the traps, sprays, and granules. Is there a solution to getting rid of these nasty stinkers?