Can you tell me how to get rid of stink bugs in house siding? They’re all over this year. They crawl on the windows and eat my plants. Help!
Ursula S., Birmingham
Hang in there; I can tell you how to get rid of stink bugs in house siding and your garden, too. All the information I’m going to present comes from this page:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-get-rid-of-stink-bugs-simple-home-remedies/Here is a condensed version to help you begin.
To begin, stink bugs love to hide in cracks, so it’s essential to seal up any you find. Closely inspect the outer perimeter of your home from top to bottom. First, use silicone caulk and patch up holes. Next, check your siding to make sure you don’t need to repair or replace any of it. Finally, cut back brush, branches, and weeds from the sides of your home to deter insect activity inside.
Then when it comes to your windows, ensure your screens are intact and in sound condition. Now rub scented dryer sheets on them to deter the insects. Plus, you can also make a spray containing mint oil or hot peppers or garlic because these smells repel stink bugs.
Later, if you want to kill these pests, try neem oil. That’s because it is a natural pesticide that interrupts the feeding and reproductive cycles of stink bugs. You can treat your garden plants with it to protect them. It’s important to realize that you’ll need to repeat the application a few times for best results.
These simple remedies apply to many pesky insects. Stop millipedes entering the house, as well as a host of other crawling bugs like spiders and centipedes.
With these steps, you should be free of stink bugs in a short time. And if you continue to apply the repellents and neem oil, you’ll keep those pests gone for good.