Get RID of Stink Bugs!
  • Use vinegar to wash the windows.
  • Grow or sprinkle catnip in your garden.
  • Vacuum stink bugs once inside your home to avoid the smell which draws
    more stink bugs into your house.
  • Reduce outdoor lighting during the five months stink bugs season to help
    minimize the stink bug population into your area.
  • Caulk all cracks and openings around the exterior and interior of your
  • Mend any holes in screen doors and windows to eliminate easy access.
  • Switch off lights inside your home when not in use. The light attracts
    stink bugs.
  • Make sure to wash fruits and vegetables before use.
  • Mix 2 cups water and 4 teaspoons of garlic powder in a spray bottle and
    shake well. Spray solution onto plant leaves, soil, doorways and any
    other areas stink bugs tend to migrate to.
  • Mix 2 cups water and 10 drops mint essential oil (or 2 teaspoons ground
    mint leaves). Spray solution onto doorways, plant leaves and soil to
    keep bugs from migrating to your lawn.
  • Mix 8 ounces water, 1 ounce lemon juice and 1/2 ounce vinegar in spray
    bottle. Shake well. Spray solution onto doorways, plant leaves and

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