How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs

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I love living out in the middle of the woods, but it does come with a lot of pest problems. We have battled ants, flies and spiders in the house and ticks, spiders, mosquitoes, and all sorts of other pests outside. How can you keep these pests under control when your home is smack dab in the middle of their homes? My blog contains a ton of tips that can help you keep these and many other pests under control. You will find plants that will help keep them away from your house and techniques to eliminate them once they are in your home.


How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs

17 March 2023
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Stink bugs are irritating pests that give off an odor when you attempt to smash them. These pests have oddly shaped bodies and look like they are wearing a suit of armor and are grey or silver in color. These pests are sneaky and can be hiding in your home, and you may find one or two in the middle of winter, suddenly joining you in one of the rooms of your home. If you have stink bugs, or you have a problem with them always being in your home, there are ways to get rid of them. Read on for helpful information. 

Repair Doors And Windows

Repair the seals around your windows and doors where these pests may be making their way inside your home. They may fly in when you have a door open, but they usually find their way inside through some other narrow opening around your home. You need to make repairs around your home to prevent them from coming inside. You should also repair door or window screens that may have holes in them where these pests can easily gain access to your home.

Flush Rather Than Smash

Flush these pests down the toilet rather than attempting to smash them. Smashing them will release the odor of these pests into your home, and they do give off a foul odor when they are smashed, which is how they got their name. Instead, use a tissue to grab the stink bug and then flush it down your toilet drain to get rid of it. Releasing it back outside is just going to allow the pest to find its way back inside again, instead, flush it.

Spray For These Pests

Spray a pesticide around your home to help kill these pests. Use the pesticide when these pests are more prevalent such as during the late summer/early fall months. You can spray these pests when you see them in the winter months as they begin to emerge to find warmth in your home. Spray a pesticide that kills these pests specifically, which means you need to read through the manufacturer's instructions to see if it will help to kill these pests.

If you have a problem with stink bugs in or around your home, there are ways to get rid of them. Hire a pest control company to help you get control of your stink bug problem.

Contact a residential pest control service for more info.