Is there anything that is safe to use when there are kids in the home? We have a small dog too.
We've been finding 2 to 5 shield bugs a day, almost every day throughout the winter. They are the brown shield bugs.
I kill them by wrapping them in paper towel, taping it up with scotch tape so they can't escape, then discarding in the trash. This seems to also contain their smell. I don't crush them because the smell is released and it nauseates me. If I crush them in paper-towel the small passes through the towel and even soap won't easily remove it. I don't vacuum them because the smell lingers indefinitely in the vac cleaner even when the bag is changed. I have flushed some down the toilet, but a few found a way to swim their way back out so I wrap them in toilet tissue before flushing them.