Stinkbugs arrived in the northern United States from Asia. Since then, their numbers have increased rapidly due to a lack of predators in their newly adopted country. In fact, it is said that stinkbugs are now present in 33 of the 50 states in the union. That means that a majority of Americans will experience a stinkbug at some time or other in their life.
Homeowners and gardeners alike have been complaining about the critters and the stench they produce when frightened or threatened. How do you keep the bugs out of your house and how do you get rid of them without the stinky odor? Of course, if you have children and pets, you may be worried about using chemicals and pesticides for stinkbug control. You may be wondering if there are organic stink bug control methods. There actually are a few methods that you can use for stink bug control which do not use chemicals.
The first step in stink bug control is to make sure that they never get into your home in the first place. In order to do that, you should make sure to caulk or seal any cracks in your siding or in your foundation. In addition to reducing or eliminating the stinkbug population in your home this way, you will also make your home more energy efficient as well. This means that you’ll notice a decrease in the number of stinkbugs and a decrease in your energy bills too!
No matter how well you seal or caulk your home, some stinkbugs are bound to find their way into your domain. The next best stink bug control method is to simply vacuum them up into your vacuum cleaner. When the bag is full, put it inside another bag and throw the bag away in the trash. Repeat as often as necessary. Some people with a bad stinkbug infestation have been known to purchase a vacuum to use just for stinkbug control.
Of course, it may seem like a lot of work to control stinkbugs in this method. Nevertheless, it works! As a bonus, the method is inexpensive and you will not be using harmful chemicals which can affect your family or your pets.