Finally warm weather has arrived and stink bugs with it. At this time of the year you can see them crawling inside your home or flying around.
During winter they are hidden, but when spring arrives – there you have them!
And of course, if you haven’t noticed them, but you have stepped on them, you’ll soon realize their presence-by their odor.
Of course you would like to avoid such unpleasant situations and this is how you can do it – by using natural anti stink bug remedies.
How to get rid of stink bugs naturally?
1.Check Wall Cracks
First aid is sealing all wall cracks where you think they might hide. Use materials to do so, if you want not to get invaded by springtime or at fall time.
Don’t wait too long.
Whenever you see one, you can pick it up gently using paper towel or a plastic bag,but do not squeeze it. I have done it by mistake and I was sorry for my negligence.
After you’ve picked it up, you can throw them right away in the toilet. And if you have fear from bugs, you can always use some hairspray to “freeze” them, so you can pick them up.
3.Garlic-Stink Bugs Enemy
The smell of garlic is repelling stink bugs and keeps them away. You can make natural solution by using 4-5 teaspoons of garlic powder with 16 ounces of water in a spray bottle.
You can spray around to wherever you think they appear.
The downside for this remedy is that your house will have garlic odor, which is by the way unpleasant for me either, but if it is the only way to get rid of them – I would do it.
Fragrant herbs, such as mint can also be repelling stink bugs. This is much better variation than garlic, and your house will smell better.
You simply add around 15 drops of peppermint essential oil into 16 ounces of water and mix them in a spray bottle. Spray around windows and doors, or wherever you think they might appear.
5.Soap And Water Might Help? Who Knew…
They are the basics, but they can do the magic. The simplest way to do it is to fill up a 1/2 or 1 gallon straight-side container about a 1/4 full of water, and then add a teaspoon of dish or laundry soap in it.
When you disturb them, they’ll flip on their back, which makes them easy for you to catch them.
If you have decided to vacuum them, please be aware that if you use a vacuum cleaner without a dust bag, they might stink up you cleaner.
Rather use one with a disposable dust bag and throw it away the minute you’ve done with collecting them.
When you turn off the vacuum, carefully remove the dust bag, holding the end closed, and then dump the captured stink bugs into a container of soapy water to neutralize them.
7.Have You Tried Neem Oil?
If you have a garden, it might be full with these bugs and the one thing you can do( the natural way of course) is to prepare a Neem oil solution, made from 2 tbsp of Neem oil and 1/2 cup of water in a spray bottle.
Spray your plants freely because it won’t harm them, but stink bugs – definitely.
You can also spray your windows and doorways, or other places you might think they might appear eventually.
8.Garden Catnip – Have You Planted It In Your Garden?
It works just as Neem oil does. If you have a frequent stink bug problem, you should consider of planting some catnip in your garden.
Of course, you can buy it in a powder form and sprinkle all around the house or garden.
9.Always Handy Lemon And Vinegar…
Lemon juice and vinegar are by far most used natural cleaning home ingredients. The recipe is pretty simple:
Combine 1 ounce of lemon juice to 1/2 ounce of vinegar in 7-8 ounce container with water.
Shake it and then directly spray the prepared solution on your windows, any cracks you might have and other areas where you think that stink bugs can appear.
Really bad for them. How to use it?
Find hot peppers, chop them(with gloves on your hands), add chopped onion and garlic. Also add a quarter of soapy water in a large lidded pot.
Let this mixture stay for 24 h. After 24 h, strain it and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Spray where it is needed. This solution will be effective for about two weeks, if you keep it sealed and stored properly somewhere in dark place.
To tell you the truth, this smell will turn me down and not only stink bugs
11.Using Their Own Nature-Pheromones…
Have you heard of pheromone traps for stink bugs?
The traps don’t use any chemicals, but they attract the bugs by using a synthetic version of stink bugs naturally occurring pheromones.
Bugs are releasing pheromones to track each other and this is a good way to mimic their nature.
How does this works?
It works in a way that the bug will be lured into the trap and will die of dehydration. These traps appeared to be very effective, but still, you’ll have to replace them frequently if you want to keep a stink bug population under control.
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