How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Autumn Without Resorting to Chemicals
With the arrival of the autumn season, stink bugs also make a comeback. None of us would like to see them around, but that’s what happens if we neglect our home. So, how can we effectively deal with them?
How to keep stink bugs away naturally
One common approach, favored by many housewives and homeowners, is using store-bought products. Supermarkets offer various pest control products, often produced by renowned companies. Unfortunately, not all that glitter is gold. Despite the potential effectiveness of these products (yet to be demonstrated in the field), their use is harmful to your health, as they typically contain chemical ingredients. Therefore, it’s wise to reconsider your purchase decisions.
I would avoid them in your shoes, especially since plenty of natural alternatives are available. All it takes is a little effort and a willingness to explore these options. Your roommates (including any pets) and the environment will undoubtedly thank you.
To block the entrance of stink bugs, consider taking preventive measures. Seal potential entry points, such as doors and windows, using materials like silicone or adhesive tape. If you have a garden, make sure to take care of it by removing fallen leaves and dead plant debris. These can be highly attractive to insects, including stink bugs.
Another valuable tip is to create a natural repellent. Asian stink bugs do not tolerate scents like cinnamon, cloves, menthol, and lavender.
Regular vacuuming is essential in stink bug prevention. After each use, empty the vacuum bag immediately, preferably outside your home. Otherwise, the discomfort could return shortly.
Finally, traps for stink bugs can be helpful for this purpose. To make one, take an old plastic bottle, cut off the upper portion, and place it upside down inside the lower part. Fill the lower section with soapy water and position these traps strategically. Stinkbugs, attracted to the light, will fall into the trap.