Friday, September 24, 2010

40 + Ways to Kill Stink Bugs!

"What is a stink bug?" These little bugs (I have many terrible names for them) come from China...they are annoying bugs that you can not kill. "Why can't you kill these bugs?" That is simple, you squish them, the stink is soo bad it makes you sick. Also....their funk attracts their family members, so killing one brings more. How lovely. They have become such a problem in the area that I live in, it is really starting to get gross. I never heard of these little bugs until about 2 years ago when they starting invading the area my parents live at...about a half hour away from the city where I live. Well, they come out around the end of summer and last til the first frost. Lately they have traveled more towards my area and are becoming more and more pests in the area. My mom was on the phone with me earlier this afternoon and she was complaining her and my dad could not even go out on their deck, she counted 60 and she stopped as she was on the phone with me. People around this area (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) have now made it funny to figure out what kills these little bugs. Seriously, nothing kills them....if these things get scared, they let out their "funk" and it stinks...attracts more. Vacuum them? Then your vacuum is filled with that smell. Literally, these things are taking over slowly...! I am praying for our first frost because that usually takes care of most of them. Now...like I said there are many ways people have tried to get rid of them. I haven't tried killing too many because luckily we have only found 4 in our house this year. I thought it would be fun to list 101 ways to kill a stink bug...I am going to list all the ways I have heard that works to kill them.....please leave me any feedback that I might miss. Tomorrow at my moms I told her I am going to find something that works...we will see!

These are all gathered by word of mouth and things that I have heard....let us know if you have tried any of these ways and if they actually work! Good luck!

1. Soak a pack of cigarettes in water over night, drain and use the water...Stink bugs do not like tobacco.

2. Mint

3. Catnip (mom tried the spray catnip...didn't work)

4. Raid

5. Organic Bug and Pest killers

6. Ax Body spray

7. water mixed with dish soap

8. Bleach

9. skin so soft

10. glade

11. vinegar and conola oil mixed

12. freeze them with canned air (this one my mom did....froze the little sucker til it turned white....it walked away)

13. windex

14. marigolds

15. Racoon Urine (seriously read this somewhere...not making it up)

16. rubbing alcohol

17. mothballs

18. lysol spray

19. Neem Oil (no idea what this is)

20. gasoline (ummm this one scares me)

21. invest in a pet bat...bats eat them! (im tempted)

22. hot sauce

23. fly paper

24. hair spray

25. orange guard

26. Cats (mine will meow when they see a stink bug but wont go near it...fyi)

27. Blue Birds eat them! (might be better then a bat)

28. light traps

29. baygon

30. fire

31. suffocate them in a plastic container

32. drown them in a water bottle

33. spray bombs

34. electronic fly swatters

35. halogen lamps

36. stabbing them with pens (i do not suggest this, obviously it is going to smell)

37. cinnomin oil

38. break cleaner

39. carburetor cleaner

40. Pyganic Dust (which I have no idea what this is)

This is the list that I have come up with....if anyone has anymore ideas on how to get rid of these things everyone would love to know! Post it on here and I will keep an update! 

Also...if you want to prevent these things in your house, make sure you seal up all the windows and cracks, since it is going to be getting cold they are going to try everything to get in! Good luck! 

These things creep me out and scare me so much...funny stink bug story coming tomorrow! 




8 comments:

Singlemama said...

OMG! I HATE STINK BUGS! I had never heard of them until I moved into the apartment complex I lived at before buying my own house last year. Unfortunately, they are here too, and they are WORSE here! Although, I think this year in general, they are REALLY bad. I don't remember them being this bad last year.

I did try the water and dish soap, and that seemed to work for a few days. Although, not sure if that was a coincidence or what. I think I'll have to spray it again tomorrow and see. They are just ALL OVER. Ugh. Hate them, hate them!

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Thank you! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Martini Mama said...

Thank you for following me and enjoying my little list to kill these little f***'s! haha! I thought I had my followers up on my blog but I took them off by accident, so I just added it again on the bottom. I am following your blog too! I love it! :)

jason said...

wow , cool way on how to get rid of those stink bugs. I really hate those pest specially when they flew in our house at night.

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Anonymous said...

I am ready to try anything to get rid of these little devils. I just took down my Austrian curtains in my bedroom, the kind with LOTS of ruffles and lace. The backside of them towards the window was covered with at least 60 stinkbugs. I am so phobic about bugs in general. I thought I was going to faint. Sucked them up with the vacuum which is now outside waiting for hubby to come home and deal with it. May never sleep in my bedroom again!!!!!