shield bugs

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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 Read more [...]

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Dear Sir, I have a shield bug problem and I live in central NJ.  I was hoping you could help with some questions.  I have just destroyed approximately my sixth Shield bug in about 2 months, all indoors.  The 1st one I found got a nasty stink on me and I killed it. From then on, the others I've found have been carefully placed in a small paper bag and destroyed by fire. My main question is how can I treat now that they're in the home? I saw them on the building this past fall but had no idea they Read more [...]

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