Stink bugs are common to many areas of the world, and are considered to be extremely problematic in large numbers due to their secretion of “stinky” fluid. Though they are commonly found in undesirable places like homes, gardens, patios, and garages, these bugs can be easily trapped and eliminated without the help of proffessionals.
Stink bug traps are easy to make, and do not require any complex components in their basic form. As with many other insects, stink bugs are attracted to light. They are also attracted to warmth, so putting any stink bug traps in a warm area will help in the long run to ensure effectiveness. Since these bugs are found both inside and out, the homemade stink bug traps can be hung or placed anywhere that the bugs have been seen.
One idea is to take an empty 2 liter bottle, and cut holes in it to allow the bugs access points, including cutting the bottom completely off. Using something perfectly clear will allow the light source, which should be inserted into the bottle from the bottom end, to shine through and attract more of the stink bugs. The way to trap these bugs is to use a sticky substance, like tape or glue on the bottle so that when the bugs fly close and attempt to land, they are trapped and thus no longer a problem.
The best place to use a trap like this is in a dim area known to have bugs; the light will be the only thing to attract them, causing more to gather in one area.