The name Stink bug refers to several species of insect that excrete a bad odor when they feel threatened. Ranging in color from green to brown to grey, they live off the juices of young leaves and fruits. When they swarm, they can do considerable damage.
Don't Let Stink bugs Foul Up Your Gardening
At first, you might think you're the victim of some childish prank when you take a step and an awful smell hits your nose. If you think, "stink bomb," you're not far off. Stink bugs are nature's stink bombs. They emit their famous odor when they are disturbed (or stepped on), perhaps as a way to evade predators. Usually brown, green, or grey in color, stink bugs live off the sap of young leaves and fruits. They can be very destructive when there's an infestation of them.
Controlling Stink bugs in the House
There is a way to control stink bugs if they get inside. On hard surfaces, carpeting, drapes, and furniture, your best weapon is your vacuum cleaner. Just suck them up with the hose attachment, and put the bag in the garbage. To keep them from entering your home in the first place, apply Ortho® Home Defense MAX® Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter around windows, doorways, and other entry points to your home.
Controlling Stink bugs Outdoors
Outdoors, you can protect your edibles and flowers from stink bugs with Ortho® Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer. It protects the entire plant for up to 4 weeks from sucking insects, including stink bugs. Another option is to use Ortho® Bug-B-Gon® Insect Killer for Lawns & Gardens. It kills stink bugs on ornamentals, flowers, roses, shrubs, and listed vegetables and fruit trees.