I have never cared about stink bugs until recently. Heck, I don’t think I even knew what a stink bug was until recently. Now, like the rest of Roanoke, I’m sick of them. They are everywhere – including my house!
We’ve had a bunch of emails over the past couple weeks from people complaining about the pests. How do you get rid of them? Why are they so bad this year and let me tell you, they are horrendously bad. One of the members of our production crew says he has thousands of stink bugs clamoring outside his house. I’ve been telling him over the past few days: “But Henry, they don’t stink!” Boy was I wrong? Maybe my sinuses got the best of me, but they’re all clear now. When you come across a dead one – you’ll know!
I don’t have tons of stinkers, but enough to make me want to keep my windows closed and that’s ashame since it’s been so nice outside.
As for how to get rid of them, News7 viewers have offered up their solutions. (What’s worked for you?).
1.) Take a bunch of cigarette ashes and soak them in water and spray it onto your house (YUCK!)
2.) Mix dish detergent and water and spray it.
3.) Mix ammonia and water and spray it.
4.) Wasp and Bee Spray should do the trick ( I tried it. It works. But you have to keep spraying it).