Stink bugs

Asked September 18, 2018, 2:02 PM EDT

We have thousands! They are living in the frames of our slider doors, covering the e terror walls, coming in through windows. How do we get rid of them?

Clinton County Michigan

1 Response

Spraying the outside walls of homes, especially the south and west facing walls in September and October can also help reduce the number of these insects entering homes. The spray should be applied when the first bugs are noticed congregating on outside walls, usually in September. Homeowners who choose to spray their homes can hire a professional pest control company to treat the building exterior. Do-it-yourselfers can use bifenthrin (sold as Ortho Max Home Defense). Before treating the whole house, spray a small test area to make sure the insecticide does not stain the siding or paint. Be sure to read and follow all directions on the pesticide label. Spraying the outsides of homes will, no doubt, involve spraying above one’s head. Be sure to wear protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat and raincoat. Eye goggles are a must.