Do you know what you would do if you found yourself with a stink bug infestation? Would you call a ‘bug guy’? Not unless you wanted to dish out a bunch of cash. It’s not necessary. There are products you can use to fight the infestation on your own. Professional strength products are available to you if you know where to look.
While stink bugs don’t pose a serious danger, they can be quite annoying; and, well, stinky. They’ve been known to damage crops and plants therefore annoying both farmers and homeowners alike.
To get at these pests, you first need to know what attracts them. Light and heat are big attractors. Why not use these to capture them? The Strube Stink bug trap has an internal light that exudes a fragrance that these bugs find irresistible. Don’t worry, you won’t even notice it. Once their attention is gotten, the light lures them in and the adhesive snags them.
These traps come in indoor and outdoor models. The outdoor models are more weather resistant. Easy to assemble, all you do is simply remove from package and hang with enclosed hook. For best results, place in a dark area so that the light of the stink bug trap doesn’t have to compete with other light sources. Damp areas are also ideal as these are more susceptible to these bugs. Not too warm though. If the area is too hot, it could melt the adhesive too much and cause it to be inactive.
Be sure to check the trap regularly. This will ensure the bug count stays low. A trap full of bugs can deter others.
You may choose to use just the outdoor trap. I wouldn’t blame you. I’m not big on having bugs in my home either. To keep them from coming inside, you’ll want to seal up common entry points. Check your windowsills and doorways for cracks. Caulk around your window. Weather-stripping can be used in your doorway and windowpane. The holes that allow access to pipes and wires into your home are also often entry points for unwanted guests. Check out the dryer exhaust area. Is it vented? Other access points include attics and chimneys. Ensuring these are closed securely will not only keep out pests but will also lower your energy costs by also keeping out the cold during the winter and the heat during the summer.