Spring brings blue skies, warm temperatures, pretty flowers and picnics. Unfortunately, it also brings out the stink bugs. They are doubly annoying pests, because they get into everything, and when stomped on or swatted, fill the air with stench. They cover walls, windows and get into food, creating a health hazard.
One trap has a sticky surface wrapped around a post- like fixture. Light from the inside attracts the bugs, who become trapped in the glue. Removing the bug- filled wrap will require wearing gloves. There are sticky sheets that attach to window panes for trapping the bugs. These, too must be removed by the user wearing gloves.
The drawback to these traps is that while they are working, more and more bugs become trapped, may release their stink and look terrible to guests.
One can try homemade traps, but the success may vary from zero to few bugs. Companies selling stink bug traps have researched the different species, where and how they live, what they eat and how to attract them. They test traps day and night to provide products that work.
There are stink bug traps that work indoors or outdoors by using pheromones to attract them. These reusable traps work, because the attractant is not a one- time purchase. The bugs dehydrate to death in the trap, which can be emptied, “re- baited” with more attractant and set up again. No gloves (unless the user wants to wear them) and no sticky mess bumping into anything is part of the benefits of these traps.
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