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3 Reasons Why Stink Bug Control Can Be A Daunting Challenge

Stink bug control can be a daunting challenge. Here are 3 reasons why:

1) Stink bugs are not native to North American continent, but are indigenous to southeastern Asia. The mere fact that they have been transplanted to North America in just the past 2 decades, after thousands of years of relative localization, lends us to require a careful study, with great scrutiny as to their…


Added by Zeke Misek on August 18, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mission Impossible

Killing stink bugs may seem like mission impossible.

It's not that it's not easy to kill them. After all, they can be squashed just like any other bug.

But the problem when it comes to killing stink bugs has…


Added by Zeke Misek on August 16, 2013 at 1:05am — No Comments

The Real Reason Why Squashing Stink Bugs Is Just a Plain Dumb Idea

Squashing stink bugs is plainly and simply just a really dumb idea. If you haven't already figured out why, let me let you in on a little secret.

Added by Zeke Misek on June 29, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Stink Bug Prevention: How Effective Is Power Washing Your Home?

One of the most often overlooked preventative measures to stave off stink bug infestations of your home is to routinely give it a good exterior power wash. Just how effective is power washing as a means of…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

How To Kill Stink Bugs - Keeping Them Out Of Your House

Millions of homes each year play host to stink bug invasions.

Most of us never even notice them outdoors or have never seen them before, until they decided to invade our homes.

So just how can we safeguard our homes against an invasion of these vexing…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Thwarting Stink Bug Kamikaze Attacks

What is the difference between a kamikaze warrior and a stink bug?

Both will swoop down out of the sky to impact an object on the ground, but the only difference is that whereas the kamikaze warrior is willing to die, we wish stink bugs would die.

What is with stink bugs and that annoying, eerie manner with which they have to make an…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

How To Kill Stink Bugs With Dish Soap

Don't waste your money on expensive bug sprays and repellents, when all you need is a little good old fashioned dish soap! Who would have thought that you could kill stink bugs with something as seemingly innocuous as dish washing detergent! But it is true. It wasn’t exactly discovered in a laboratory. It was not as if some entomologist was running clinical trials with stink bugs in some…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

How To Kill Stink Bugs In Homes That Have Window Air Conditioner Units

If you've got air conditioner units installed in the window sills of the rooms in your home, then you might be particularly vulnerable to a stink bug invasion. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to protect your home in this particular situation. Just because you have window air conditioner units doesn't mean you should have to put with a…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 22, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

Employing a “Scorched Earth Policy” In The War Against Stink Bugs

If you have ever seen the movie "The Matrix", then (spoiler alert) you know that mankind's only hope to win the war against the machines was to scorch the sky and blot out the sun. Only problem with this is that not only was it hoped that this would kill the machines by depriving them of solar energy, but it had the side effect of also destroying the earth for the humans in the process. (Never mind the fact that this strategy didn't work too well for the humans... but then again we…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 17, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stink Bugs: Let Them Eat Caulk!

Every homeowner who has a stink bug infestation problem in their home needs to learn to become handy with a caulking gun, because you're going to need to use it as your first line of defense in protecting and sealing off your home against these unwelcome visitors.

Learn what a…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 16, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

How To Kill Stink Bugs By Siccing Predators On Them

If you have read any of my other articles regarding the various strategies of how to kill stink bugs, then you must know that I am a huge advocate of figuring out what makes stink bugs tick, arming ourselves with this knowledge, and then using that knowledge against them.

Along these lines, one of the strategies for stink bug control that I am a huge advocate of is to enlist some help in the fight against this particular species of bug: Find out who their natural predators are in the…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 15, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How To Kill Stink Bugs By Using Their Own Pheromones Against Them

Perhaps one of the best military combat strategies known to man is to learn how to exploit the enemy's secret weapon or their source of strength and figure out how to use it against themselves. Sometimes this is also known as fighting fire with fire.

In a similar vein, if you want to combat the scourge of stink bugs, then you will have to learn how to use their own capabilities against them.

Stink bugs produce what are known as aggregation pheromones. If we humans know…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 14, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Microdeforestation As A Strategy To Combat Stink Bugs

If you've got a lot of trees and shrubs on or adjacent to your property and you happen to be suffering from a severe stink bug infestation problem, then small-scale micro-deforestation may be the answer.

Added by Zeke Misek on June 13, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs Without Pesticide

The use of pesticides as a means of how to get rid of stink bugs should always, I repeat, always, be considered for use only as a last resort. Let me fill you in on the secret of why you should try your level best to exhaust all other means to get rid of stink bugs before you resort to pesticides.

Added by Zeke Misek on June 12, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Stink Bugs And How To Get Rid Of Them

Unless you are an entomologist, why on earth would you want to learn anything about stink bugs?

The answer is simple:

Knowledge is power.

Armed with the knowledge of what makes stink bugs tick will empower you to be able to combat their threat more effectively.

Learn these critical…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 11, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

10 Simple Ways To Protect Your Garden Against Stink Bugs

Generally speaking, stink bugs do not pose a threat once they get inside peoples' homes.

But what they do pose a threat to are peoples' gardens.

Being that stink bugs feed on fruits and vegetable produce items, your garden is particularly vulnerable to infestations by their species.

So what can you do to protect your garden against a…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 9, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How NOT TO Kill Stink Bugs - 4 Strategies To Avoid

There are right ways to kill stink bugs, and there are also wrong ways to kill stink bugs.

Here are 4 strategies to avoid - How NOT to kill stink bugs.

Added by Zeke Misek on June 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Are Stink Bugs Poisonous?

Stink bugs are truly creepy looking creatures. Do they bite? Are stink bugs poisonous?

There are indeed some of the stinging questions (pun intended) that are on the minds of most people who encounter stink bugs for the first time.…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Do Stink Bugs Bite?

Do stink bugs bite?

Most people wouldn't hold it past these little buggers that they do.

After all, with their reptilian appearance, it seems only befitting that their creepy look be accompanied by ferocious looking teeth with which they would bite anyone who dares to mess with them.

Stink bugs do in fact know how to defend themselves against most any predator. But…


Added by Zeke Misek on June 5, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Asian Stink Bugs - The Real Immigration Problem In America

If you think that illegal immigrants crossing from south of the border into the USA from Mexico poses a real threat to our country, then you haven't spent enough time in the company of the Asian stink bug yet!

Added by Zeke Misek on June 3, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments

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