5 Natural Ways to Instantly Get Rid of Stink Bugs at Home

Use these five natural remedies to repel stink bugs. These bugs live up to their name and can emit an odor that smells like coriander.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Stink Bug Repel Trap

1. Empty Soda Bottle Trap
Cut the upper-portion of a 2-liter plastic bottle. Next, flip over the upper-portion and place it inside the other half of the bottle. You will then wrap the bottom of the bottle with black tape and place a LED light inside. This trap works best in a dark room (e.g. attic).

2. Dish Soap Trap
Fill a large pan or container with soapy water and place a lamp over it during the night. The light will attract the stink bugs and make them fall into the soapy water.

Insect Catchers

3. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth is natural powder made of fossilized plankton. Get the food-grade powder and sprinkle it around your home where stink bugs are spotted. The microscopic edges of the powder will kill the stink bugs by shredding their exoskeleton.

4. Seal Your Windows & Doors
Prevent more stink bugs from entering your home by installing weatherproof seals along the sides of doors and windows. You should also set up screens over any external vents.

5. Catch Them Manually with an Insect Catcher
If there are only one or two stink bugs at home then it may be easier to catch them yourself. If you don’t want to handle them with your hand then consider getting an insect catcher. This device will also help you catch stink bugs on the ceiling and walls.

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Last Modified on February 9, 2018 -