Stink Bug Rehoming

Asked November 21, 2019, 1:58 PM EST

Where should I put a stink bug if I want to rehome it instead of killing it? It will die a horrible death if I suck it up with a vacuum cleaner. Will it survive outside on a tree if it is used to living in my home?

Forsyth County Georgia

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Here is an article which has a bit of information about stink bugs and their control: http://npic.orst.edu/pest/stinkbug.html

If they are the ones described in the following UGA Extension article, they are not rare, destructive nor valuable, so you can just put it outside and let it find a similar place on your property: https://extension.uga.edu/content/dam/extension/programs-and-services/integrated-pest-management/documents/insect-pdfs/stinkbug.pdf

Good luck!