Thursday, September 08, 2011

Buggy News!

Oh, joy. I spotted a nasty brown marmorated stink bug the other day casusally strolling up the living room wall in my friend's house. Not in any hurry- just creepy crawling along, looking for a nice dark, warm spot to hang out and overwinter 'til spring.

And where's there's one- you can bet your money there are more right behind trying to break into your home or office. They start to migrate indoors by mid-September- mid-October but if you see them indoors now, don't wait.

What to do? Well, you can try picking them off one by one and dropping them down the toilet or into a bucket of sudsy solution until they DIE. Or, wait until you catch them congregating on your window or ceiling and try to vacuum them up. But, this method is dicey since when frightened, they emit a foul odor that will linger in your vacuum cleaner and home. If you do, change and dispose the bag pronto.

Then there's sealing up your home like Ft. Knox by closing your windows and doors and sealing up any openings like cracks and crevices where bugs can enter. Does duct tape come in designer shades?

Personally, I prefer traps. You want indoor traps designed to lure and catch the stinkers and stop them in their tracks. Once they're breached the walls, you have to trap as many as possible before they go into hibernation.

There are a few traps available but the RESCUE! Stink Bug Trap is the only one that uses a scientifically developed LED light that's been tested and shown to be the most effective light frequency to draw and trap stink bugs. If you already have the RESCUE! trap outdoors, you can buy the attachable LED light for around $17.99 at most major retailers. It's easy to attach and lures the bugs like the Pied Piper. Once they dehydrate just dispose and reuse.

Let us know how it works for you. Be vigilant and stop stink bugs in their tracks!
~Lynne GMG