Stink bugs are an interesting pest. They don’t bite or sting, so you don’t have to be fearful of waking up in the morning with red spots and itching. They don’t chew wood or damage your home in any way. And they don’t carry disease.
So why don’t homeowners want them inside their homes? The simple reason is … they’re bugs. It doesn’t matter that stink bugs are not much of a nuisance. The point is, they are bugs and this is your home, and those two things do not belong together. Plus, as their name clearly implies, they smell bad if threatened or disturbed.
If you want to rid stink bugs from your home, here are 3 great ways to do it:
Rid stink bugs from your home by stopping them from coming inside in the first place.
During the fall season, stink bugs will try their hardest to get into your home. They know that winter is coming and they don’t like the cold. Stink bugs hibernate during the winter and they desperately need a warm, safe place to wait out the cold. This is why you’ll see them step up their game as the months quickly tick by. What you should do first is concentrate on keeping them outside where they belong. Seal up any cracks or gaps in your windows, doors, or other locations. And get rid of leafy vegetables like tomatoes from your garden (if you have one), which have been known to attract stink bugs.
Rid stink bugs from your home by using pesticides
Once they’re in your home, stink bugs may be difficult to get rid of. Since they’ll be in hiding, the best way that you can take care of them with minimal effort is to utilize a poison that can kill them. Of course, this means you may never actually get to them since they hide in your walls, but if that’s okay with you, at least you won’t have to worry about them ever crawling around again. Don’t forget about the stench, though. Once you release the pesticide, they will literally stink up the place.
Rid stink bugs from your home with a vacuum cleaner.
This might sound like an unusual way to take care of these little critters, but it can definitely be effective. Vacuums will come with attachments that allow you to get into the little cracks and crevices where stink bugs love to hide. However, keep in mind that they will spew their foul odor as soon as they’re sucked up into the machine. Because of this, it is suggested that you use a shop vac. This process can be time-consuming, but it’s also worth the results.
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