Weird Ways To Kill Stink Bugs
March 19, 2012
The brown marmorated stink bug is a formidable pest for the average homeowner to conquer. Do-it-yourselfers have discovered that store bought pesticides do not work on this shield-shaped prehistoric-looking pest. Spray these buggers with chemicals and they will simply lift their back end up and blast off an eye-burning spritz that will make you gag. They come by their name by no accident as they are truly a stink bug.
Here are a few strange non-pesticide ways that people have tried to rid their homes of these stinky pests. Beware, these treatments can be costly or quite messy!
Put hot sauce in a squirt bottle. Spray the stink bugs. Warning, the coloring of the hot sauce stains anything that it touches, indoors and outdoors!
Wash curtains and bed linens. Some people believe that the clean smell will keep stink bugs away. Not true! Additionally, the smell fades in a short period of time.
Flush stink bugs that you catch. Better to flush than crush, but you will end up with a high water bill!
Catch them and seal them in a Ziploc bag. Reports are that it can take 2 months for the bugs to die off in the zippered bag. Can you imagine the smell in there? Yikes!
Spray them with hairspray to paralyze them, and then put them in a jar of rubbing alcohol. Also, you can anticipate that when you spray the stink bug with hairspray, they will return the favor by spraying you! Inside or out, what a terrible sticky mess you would need to clean up.
Stink bugs are best controlled by hiring a NJ pest control professional.