Saturday, September 26, 2020

This Solution For Eliminating Stink Bugs Is Magical


I hate stink bugs with every ounce of my being. Aside from the obvious reason, they creep me out. They can fly. They seem to just appear out of nowhere. They're a pain to dispose of because you don't want to release their stench. And, most products don't kill them because of their hard exterior. 

In our Bodacious Dog Mom Home, we don't use chemical insect sprays or cleaners that could harm our kids. At our old home, we had the occasional stink bug that would make an appearance indoors. In the house that we bought in February, we spotted 3 or 4 inside. 

During the Spring, we noticed that our screened-in back porch was a spot where stink bugs liked to hang out. During the Summer, we didn't see a single stink bug on the back porch. Last week, as it warmed up a bit, they reappeared. 

I was determined to find a tried and true homemade sprayable solution that would kill them. After doing a considerable amount of research on stink bugs, I stumbled on a solution that several people swore by. I'll admit, I was a little skeptical, but it consisted of ingredients that we already had on hand. 

We even had the spray bottle. 

Grab a spray bottle and add 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of blue Dawn dish soap, and 1 cup of white vinegar. Give it a lil' shakie shake. Spray directly onto the stink bug.

Lisa, who is not terrified of stink bugs like I am, stepped outside onto our screened-in back porch. She spotted about 6 stink bugs on the screens. 

She sprayed the first one. 

In less than a minute, it was dead. 


She sprayed another. 



All died in less than a minute. 

We were both overjoyed.

Beyond overjoyed.

We. Were. Amazed. 

This solution is magical. 

I'm not going to lie, I was doing a happy dance. 

I do need to mention a couple of things...

If you have a lot of stink bugs in your house, focus on one area at a time. You'll want to dispose of them immediately after they die because they bomb out.

Translation...their scent is released when they die. 

When you dispose of them after they die, use a damp paper towel to pick them up. A damp paper towel has more grip and will prevent the full-on stench from squishing. 

Wash your hands after disposing of them. More than likely, they will have bombed out and your fingers will smell. 

This solution is magic. 

You're welcome.

On a side note, this is the all-purpose cleaner we use in our home. We've been using it for a few years and it's awesome! We even use it to wash our hardwood floors. 

It's available at Amazon. 

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