How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are pests that live outside. They are unable to reproduce indoors, therefore fully treating the outside structure of the home will eliminate the infestation quickly.

For prevention of stink bugs, it is recommended to use granules or a dust form product.


Cyonara LP Granules and Bifen Granulars.

BIFEN GRANULES Cyonara LP Granules Talstar EZ  

Granules are easy to apply; use a spreader set on the lowest setting. Spread the granules around the structure of the home and lawn area. Dust:

PyGanic Dust, Delta Dust .

PyGanic Dust
Delta Dust
Delta Dust    

Either using the tip provided on the bottle or a dusting tool; dust a thin layer of dust around the surrounding of the structure. It is also recommended to be used around window sills and doorway entry points. When dusting, it’s imperative that a person uses only a thin layer, for when it’s a pile of dust they will just go around the pesticide.

For Treatment of stink bugs it is recommended to use residual sprays:

Outdoor treatment:

When treating the outside of the structure; it is best to either use a concentrated residual or WP (wettable powder). Stink Bugs attach to the side of the structure, so it’s best to use residual spray pesticides to cover every corner and surface thoroughly.

Liquid Sprays:

Suspend SC, Cyonara 9.7 and Masterline Bifen. (As well as many other concentrated pesticides)

Suspend SC
FenvaStar EcoCap-(Generic Onslaught) - 8 oz.

Wettable Powders:

Demon WP, Tempo ULTRA WP

** Application for the Liquid Spray and Wettable Powder is the same**

Demon WP Tempo ULTRA WP
Demon WP Tempo ULTRA WP  

Using a gallon sprayer, mix the recommended ratio to a gallon of water. With the pressurized sprayer, spray the whole outside structure; it is also recommended to spray up to 3 feet high on the structure. Stink bugs like to be attached to the sides of the structure.

Indoor Treatment:

With Stink bugs,  just treating the outside of the house will be fine. If the stink bugs have already invaded, an issue it can be solved easily.

Using a residual aerosol spray will do the trick. Spray in areas of high infestation an in cracks and crevices.

Recommendations are as follows:

Cy- Kick Aerosol

Cy-Kick Aerosol

Fogging pesticides are another good solution for a stink bug infestation. Foggers work by automatically releasing the pesticide within the home and covers areas within wall void areas and inside vents. PLEASE read the label and directions: It is very important to LEAVE the area being treated for at least 3 hours.


Speckoz Evericide

Speckoz Evercide Fogger

Date: Saturday, 20. February 2010 16:02
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    I have stink bugs and I’m a elderly woman and live on a small income and I need a product that in good but light on the pocket also I have 2 dogs to think about so if you can help me with this problem I would really appreciate it. Have a great day, thank you for reading my problems and hope you can help. Sally

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    Hello Sally,

    I’m sorry about your circumstance. I think the best bet for your pocket and your pest infestation might be the Demon WP Insecticide which is a general insecticide. It is a wettable powder so you would have to mix it with water. It is pet safe once after it has dried. We also have Beetles & Stink Bugs Control Kit if it is a severe infestation. Good luck getting rid of your pest! If you have anymore further questions, always feel free to ask. Thanks!

  3. 3

    Gentlemen, I have grubs (my lawn) and stink bugs, and a well for drinking water. I would like a product to eliminate the grubs/moles and bugs that is not injurious to the well or those that drink the water. Do you have any suggestions?
    Also mosquitos…

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    We recommend granules for control of grubs, however, granules and all other forms of pesticides are not advised to use around wells, drinking water areas, and bodies of water where living organisms may reside. The only way to safely use this product is to avoid the area near the well. I would recommend a granule such as Merit 0.5 G Granules. I would advise that you thoroughly read through the product label to make sure that you are not applying in areas that are too hazardous. If there is any other information I can provide you with, feel free to ask again.

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    How can I keep stinks bugs from invading my attic room? They can get in through the air conditioners. Can I spray the air conditioners? They only come in when the sunlight is on the AC’s. Any help please, thanks

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    First year having stink bugs outside in my garden. They are clinging to tomatoes, sweet banana peppers. How do I get rid of them before they eat all the veggies? Also will they return next year? We do get very cold winters. Help

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    I have stink bugs on my tomatoes. I have tried Sevin and a another spray containing 2% Pyrethrin. They don’t work. What do you recommend to use on my tomatoes to get rid of these stink bugs?

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    Stink bugs usually survive off of the sap in plants such as fruits or vegetables.
    The stink bugs should not be able to survive for a long time indoors, unless there is a food source.
    In the mean time, I would recommend using an aerosol such as D-Force HPX and kill the ones you see.
    The infestation should be gone due to starvation, or migration to find a food source.

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    I am so sorry to inform you that for the control of the stink bugs on edible gardens, there is nothing I can safely recommend.

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    I apologize, but I must inform you that for the control of the stink bugs on edible gardens, there is nothing I can safely recommend.

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    I have stank bugs coming in my house somewhere but i don’t no where

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    I would recommend using Delta Dust.
    Apply it around the perimeter of your home (indoors) and near any potential entry points leading indoors as well.
    This will prevent them from entering your home.
    Once they come in contact with the Delta Dust, it will kill them by dehydration.

    Best of luck!

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    Stink bugs have invaded us. Outside they are crawling on the side of the house- windows / screens etc. Inside it is a constant night mare around lights, walls-. Tell us what to use and how to order quickly. Flying insect spray is useless even with the pyrethrin/ permethrin/ tetrramethrin content. I have all kinds of sprayers but I need the stuff to spray. I do not have dusters. Do you sell an aerosol can for indoor spot treatment. Please answer Thanks George Tunis

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    Not sure how to rid the outside of every door and window in the house of stink bugs, I decided to fill a 20 ounce plastic drink cup 1/2 full of water and use the cover to drop the the sluggish bugs into the water. As others have noted, there were 100’s of them – on Wed I filled a cup completely (gross I know and smelly), Thurs repeat with about 1/2 the amount of catch, Fri less than 10% of Thurs and Sat mid-day about 10 bugs. I left the containers of carcasses covered around the house. Seems the bugs got the message – my husband is blind – desperate times call for desperate measures.

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    It really does sound like a nightmare!
    I would recommend using SUSPEND SC.
    It contains 40% of it’s active ingredient, more than most other pesticides.
    It works as a delayed contact kill, but is very popular with stink bug control.
    You can use it outdoors and indoors. For indoor treatment, you could do any spot treatments:
    areas where it is heavily infested (ie. the walls, near lights, entry points around windows and doors, etc).
    Once the product has dried, it is safe for you or your pets to come into contact with it again.
    The fastest way to place an order would be over the phone (1-800-788-4142).

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    Hello Mary!

    Thank you for sharing.
    Stink bugs are seasonal bugs and it seems it is their season right now!
    They will be gone soon enough, but in the meantime, general pest treatment won’t hurt.
    I would recommend using SUSPEND SC as a general treatment
    to keep the stink bugs from reinfesting your home.
    I hope and wish you luck with the control of stink bugs!

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    We are plagued with stink bugs and they are not seasonal in my home. We have them year round. I was told they are in the attic and live under the insulation to keep warm and now are making their way to the rest of our home. This week the weather has not been as cold and last night we collected over 70 of them from our family room and living room. What to do?

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    The warming of temperatures will trigger them to start moving again. But there is a product called Talstar Pro. It is a liquid concentrate that is diluted with water and is safe to use both indoors and outdoor as long as the treated area is left to dry. You can spray this wherever you are seeing an infestation. Also, you should focus on windowsills and doors that lead outside. You can also create a barrier outdoors and focus on windows and doors from the outside as well. For the attic, you can use a dust product called Pyganic Dust for crack and crevice spot treatment or you can choose to use Talstar. Talstar has about a 2-3 month residual and so every two months or so, you should reapply. Pyganic Dust has about a 4-5 month residual time. Good Luck!! 😀

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    I plant a few tomato plants every year. Stink bugs have been a problem every since I started planting tomatoes.
    I don’t like to use a dust or spray directly on the plant. That is, if I can avoid it.
    Can you give me some recommendations? Would appreciate any advice.

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    Merit 75 used to come out so that it was safe to use on vegetable gardens and fruit trees, however they recently changed their product label and it is no longer recommended to be used in such areas. Therefore the only other option I can think of would be to use Talstar Pro and spraying not directly on the plants but along the sidings of your home, window and door frames, and anywhere else where you see the stink bugs besides on your tomato plant. When spraying with the talstar near your plant I would recommend that you cover your tomatoes.

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    Thanks. I intend to try that.

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    Hi. We just built a new addition, and before we installed the drywall, we found hundreds of stink bugs hiding behind the insulation against the exterior sheathing. Though we tried to remove all that we found (we took down the insulation), it seems they’re all coming out now, as we find tons of them near the window areas. Are they in the ductwork, perhaps?

    What can we do to get rid of them? Will a fogger take care of the stink bugs hiding behind the walls?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Foggers are a contact kill that will rid of the bugs that come in contact with the product. However, it is good for only an initial treatment and is ineffective for long term care. We recommend using liquid concentrate that has a residual time such as Talstar. Talstar is diluted with water and sprayed as either a barrier treatment outside or in areas of infestations indoors. The residual time for the product is 3 months.

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