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Stink Bug Prevention, Control, Removal and Elimination

by The Handyguys

in Audio Only Podcasts, Pests

Stink Bugs! Perhaps we wouldn’t hate them sooooo much if they had a better name. Perhaps if Stink Bugs were called Smiley Bugs, Fun Bugs, Sweet Bugs or something else it would make them a bit more likeable. Unfortunately, Stink Bugs are a real issue. Stink bugs come into our houses when the weather cools off, they also can devastate certain crops. Stink Bugs and stink bug traps

Stink Bugs are yet another invasive species that are currently impacting 33 states in the US.

The Spread of Stink Bugs and stink bug control

Stink Bug invasion in the USA. Thanks to for letting us use their info-graphic.

Preventing, Controlling and Eliminating Stink Bugs

Stink Bug traps can be effective inside or outside the house to control and eliminate infestations. Prevention is another good approach to keep them out of the house.  A Key preventative measure for keeping Stink Bugs out of the house is to caulk and seal up cracks around your doors and windows. Leave your porch lights off so when you come inside you wont let as many Stink Bugs in with you.

Bottom line for Stink Bug Control – Trap them before they get inside, Trap them if they do get inside and seal up the house so ones that the traps don’t get can’t get inside.

In this audio podcast The Handyguys discuss the Stink Bug and how to eliminate them from your home. We discuss the Rescue! trap that is available at True Value.

We were one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. We have been compensated for our time commitment to the program as well as our writing about our experience. We have also been compensated for the materials needed for our DIY project. However, our opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Home Improvement CT October 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I really hate those Sting bugs , they are really annoying, Thanks for this article , great one, so useful.


heating and air matthews nc October 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Great info in here! Thanks for sharing.. most people probably don’t know much ab these pests.


Sean M. November 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Another reason to love living in Texas!


Robyn @ Our Backyard 2 Yours November 7, 2011 at 12:38 am

Great advice! I saw one of these in my yard today and didn’t even know what it was!


NJ Cellulose Insulation Contractor January 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

Making sure your home is air tight is one more way you can help prevent stink bugs from entering your home. Checking for drafts will not only help cut down your energy bills but also decrease the chances of a stink bug entering.


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