Stink Bugs

Stink Bug Trap

Stink bugs are known for the foul-smelling odor they produce. Stink bugs feed on fruits and vegetables during the summer and seek shelter during the winter months. This shelter is often found within homes. Most stink bug traps are similar to those used to monitor and control fleas and are one of best ways to rid your house of the pests. The traps can eradicate stink bugs without the need to spray chemicals. Stink bugs are attracted to the heat and light produced by the light bulb within the trap. Stink bug traps do not pose any danger to non-insects. They are safe around children and pets.

Alternately, it is possible to create your own device to trap and eliminate stink bugs. One example of a do-it-yourself stink bug trap is to find an old table lamp that still works. Cover the base of the lamp with cardboard; then either cover it with double-sided tape. Bugs will be attracted to the light and will land on the cardboard and be stuck. The cardboard can easily be replaced with new cardboard once it’s coated with stink bugs. This works best if the lamp is the only source of light in the room. Black lights have been shown to be more effective than other types of bulbs and can be purchased at party supply stores. Other examples of do-it-yourself methods can be found online, and several step-by-step tutorials can be found on youtube.com.