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We talked about stink bugs last year, but maybe you weren’t here, or you didn’t have a stink bug problem, or you just don’t remember. Since spring is sprung, and I saw my first stink bug last week, I thought it would be worth re-visiting. If you know all you want to know about them, you can go ahead to your favorite recipe blog.

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“Need To Know” Facts About Stink Bugs

There are many types of stink bugs, but it is the Brown Marmorated Stink bug that has quickly become a devastating pest to farmers and home gardeners. Because it has no natural predators, it has quickly spread and multiplied un-checked, ravaging orchards and crops in many states.

  1. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug was first seen in the US in the 1990’s.
  2. It is now found in 33 states, and expected to spread.
  3. Stink bugs do not bite, or carry disease.  
  4. Stink bugs devastate food crops by sucking out plant juices.
  5. Stink bugs seek shelter in attics, basements, and anywhere they can enter your home.  
  6. Stink bugs stink. Avoid squashing them.
  7. This bug has no natural predators in this country, allowing for the current population explosion.
  8. They are resistant to many pesticides.  

Battling Stink Bugs In The House

  1. Don’t squash them, unless you want to know how they got their name. They will release their characteristic odor if squashed.
  2. Use the vacuum to collect bugs inside, then put the vaccuum bag in the outside trash. 
  3. Caulk cracks or openings in basements, and around vents, pipes, and other openings. Make sure all windows and doors seal tightly. 
  4. Use screen to protect vents and openings that need air flow.  

Battling Stink Bugs In The Yard

There aren’t any quick fixes when it comes to stink bug control, but here are some things that are working for other gardeners:

  1. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on garden soil and plants.
  2. Remove bugs by hand and drop into soapy water or alcohol.
  3. Protect fruits and vegetables with  Surround WP. It’s an organic clay coating that keeps fruit from being pierced.

More Stink Bug Control Options:

St. Gabriel’s Stink Bug Killer Spray

Bonide Beetle Killer- Ready to Spray

Bonide Household Insect Control

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stink bug


1. any of numerous broad, flat bugs of the family Pentatomidae, that emit a disagreeable odor.
2. any of various other malodorous bugs.
Facts you should know about stink bugs:
  • Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys)
  • Stink Bugs do not bite, nor do they carry disease
  • Stink bugs are causing devastating damage to farmers by sucking the plant juices from fruits and field crops
  • Stink bugs stink. Avoid squashing them. After the first one you’ll know why. Instead, vacuum them up and put the vacuum bag in the outside trash can. Seal up any cracks or holes you can find
  • Stink bugs are resistant to insecticides
  • This stink bug has no natural predators in this country, and therefore, no natural controls to the current population explosion
  • They will not lay eggs or even survive the winter in your heated home. They can overwinter successfully in an attic or unheated basement or garage

Features of St Gabriel Stink Bug Killer:

  • 24 oz ready to use bottle
  • Kills on contact
  • Organic and safe for use indoors or outdoors
  • Safe to use around pets
  • Won’t stain walls

Where To Use Stink Bug Killer:

  • Areas of entry into your home, such as cracks, windows, and door casements
  • Stakes, fences, or rocks in the garden

WARNING: Stink bug killer may wilt flowers or garden plants.  Although non-toxic, it is not recommended to spray directly onto food crops.

St. Gabriel Stink Bug Killer

Features of Stink Bug Trap:

  • Non-toxic mode of action
  • Pheromone attractants are odor-free to humans
  • Lures adult stink bugs away from homes
  • Lures younger generations that damage gardens and fruit trees
  • Insects dehydrate inside trap for easy disposal
  • For best results, use 10-30 feet away from house, near foliage
  • Use July – September
  • 2 week attractant included with trap

Rescue Stink Bug Trap

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