Hi – I read your article on stink bugs. I still am not sure which product to use in my situation. My screened in porch is infested (as is the connected deck area). What would be best to use on my porch? It has cedar siding and Anderson screens. I appreciate your advice- G.A.
In our STINKBUG CONTROL ARTICLE, there are two products listed which are commonly used for screened in porch. The one you choose will mostly depend on how good your sprayer is. When spraying the siding of the porch, house and any other structure, the liquid coming out of most any sprayer can be heavy but that won’t be a problem for this task. As for what to spray; the CYPERMETHRIN would be ideal. It lasts long and handles this pest well. But when spraying the screens, the liquid could make a mess inside and this could be a problem. If there is a problem spraying the screens directly, there are two work around solutions that will enable them to be treated without making a mess.
The first is your sprayer. If the one you are intending on using won’t allow for a light mist to flow from it’s nozzle, get one of our SOLO HD SPRAYERS. These have a nozzle you can adjust to a fine mist so when spraying from inside the porch and pointing to the outside, you should be able to lightly mist the screens without runoff or mess splashing back inside.
The second option is to not use the Cypermethrin at all but instead opt to apply the D-FORCE AEROSOL. This comes in a spray can and you can lightly fan it over the screening where needed. Remember the D-Force won’t provide any long term protection so if you want something that will last a week or two, use the PT-CYKICK AEROSOL. It can be used the same way but will last long after it’s sprayed.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Stinkbug Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/stinkbug.html
PT Cykick: http://www.bugspray.com/item/pt_cykick.html