I’ve somehow aquired Stink Bugs in my house. I don’t know how I got them, but I can’t seem to get rid of them. I’ve been killing several every day. I don’t know where they’re coming from either. I HATE them!!! Can you help me?
Grossed Out in Pennsylvania
Stink bugs are active year round. During the winter, they’ll emerge in living spaces of the home if you haven’t been doing stink bug control around the perimeter of the house. More details can be seen in our stink bug article but basically, you’ll need to start spraying with some D-Force Aerosol now to reduce the numbers you’re currently seeing in your room. We also recommend setting out some Stinkbug Traps. Come spring, you should spray the outside with the Cypermethrin and then again in the fall to prevent them from hibernating on and in your house again. Be sure to use a good Sprayer for the spraying and if possible, inspect crawl spaces or attics if you think they’re nesting in such areas. If you kill what’s active now, treat in the spring and then again next fall, you should be “stinkbug free” next winter.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Stink Bug Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/stinkbug.html
Stinkbug Traps: http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/pheromone-and-food/asian-ladybug-light-trap
Pump Sprayers: http://www.bugspraycart.com/good-pump-sprayers
Hello, we recently moved into a house, and my room seems to have an infestation of stink bugs. The rest of the house is fairly bug-free but my room seems to be the hoppin’ place. I find and flush a stink bug at least once a day or so. I don’t know where they’re coming from or what to use to kill them before they decide to reproduce (if they haven’t already). What would you recommend doing? My room is the biggest bedroom in the house, is over the garage and lots of furniture. I’m terrified to death of these insects and annoyed that I can’t stop them this winter. Thank you for the help.
Tech Support says
@guest: Start treating with the Baygon listed above for now. You should also get at least one of the traps and set it out where they’re most active. But for long term control, you’ll need to get the outside of the home treated as explained in our article.
Our problem started last summer with thousands of stink bugs on the outside of the house. We had an exterminator spray inside the garage and the entire outside of the house. That lasted until the next day with just as many, he only killed the ones that got sprayed.
In just one section of the attic we use for storage, we vacuumed enough to fill a 3 gallon pail. We now pickup at least a dozen a day in the house since we had a couple warm days in south central Pa. We are sure they are even above the suspended ceiling in the finished basement. I was outside two days ago on a 70 degree day and there were at least 100 bugs on the sunny side of the house.
So, I guess we need a plan of action to rid the inside and outside of the house. What would you suggest. We would like safe chemicals, there are no children, only the dog in the house.
Tech Support says
@guest: Just go with the products listed above. They’re safe enough to be used inside even if you did have kids when used as our online video explains. And if you treat now with the Aerosol and set out a Trap or two, you’ll certainly reduce them enough so a good spraying this spring and then again in the fall should get rid of them for good. The article cited above is a lot more comprehensive and includes some treatment techniques that might apply to your situation so it would be worth the read. But one thing’s for sure; every year you fail to take a proactive approach with this pest the worst it will get.