Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Great Stink Bug Awakening

Stink bugs have had a busy month.  The USDA named them the top invasive species in America and scientists predict that the pungent pests will reach record numbers in 2013. The time is at hand to fight stink bugs.Stink Bug 

Rod Schneidmiller, president of Sterling International, developer of the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Traps advises that early action is critical to break the stink bug life cycle. 

“Stink bugs live to eat and mate outdoors in spring and summer,” he says “It is important to start using your trap outdoors by April 1 in order to catch the emerging adults before they multiply. Over time, this will reduce their numbers so the amount that could potentially get in the house next fall drops dramatically.” 

To combat the stink bug invasion, Sterling International scientists developed the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap to lure, capture and destroy these pests. It’s the only solution that works both indoors and outdoors, based on the stink bug life cycle and behavior in each environment:

Indoors: Two factors cause stink bugs to wake up from hibernation: when the stored food in their bodies is depleted, or when outdoor temperatures rise. The latter makes them think it’s spring, and if it isn’t yet, they will follow the heat sources to the warmer living areas of the house. The RESCUE! ® Stink Bug Trap can be used with the Stink Bug Light attachment in the attic to catch stink bugs as they wake from their winter sleep.

Outdoors: Stink bugs eat, mate and lay eggs. They ONLY do these things outdoors. The RESCUE! ® Stink Bug Trap is used outdoors with the pheromone attractants to catch both adult and juvenile stink bugs during spring, summer and early fall. Consistent use of the trap outdoors, starting in spring, is the best way to stay on top of the stink bug problem. 

Read more about how to stop stink bugs here. Visit for a list of retailers near you and follow RESCUE!® on Facebook.

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