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Stink Bugs and Stink Bug Traps

These smelly pests have grown by exponential bounds in recent years and are extremely tough to eliminate. Stink bugs can take over your house in a matter of days and with their reproduction schedule, can quickly turn from a few into a full blown infestation. Using an effective organic stink bug killer product such as Safer® Brand EndALL can eliminate these pesky insects before they take over your house!

 

Below you will learn more infomation about what a stink bug is, as well as effective stink bug control options including our stink bug killer.

 

So... What are Stink Bugs?

The stink bug is part of the family of insects called pentatomids which means '5-sided' and varieties of stink bugs include the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), green stink bug, spined soldier bug, two spotted stink bug, arboreal stink bug, red shouldered stink bug, and the rice stink bug.

 

Stink Bugs

The stink bug is an insect that was not previously seen on our continent. The first instance of stink bug infestation was in September 1998 and it is believed they have entered the country 'hitchhiking' on shipping containers from Asia.

 

Stink bugs have officially invaded 33 states, which continues to increase. Stink bugs have been found as far west as California and as far north as Minnesota.

 

Adult stink bugs are approximately 17mm long and the term 'stink bugs' refers to the defensive scent glands located on the underbelly of the stink bugs.

 

Information about Stink Bugs
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Reproduction Patterns of Stink Bugs

The species typically have a single generation per year depending upon temperatures. Warm Spring and Summer conditions could permit the development of 2 to 3 generations. 

 

Adults will emerge in the Spring (late April to mid May) to mate and eggs hatch anywhere between May through August. Adults begin to search for overwintering sites in September and through the first half of October.

 

Stink bugs prefer to live outside but as the temperatures begin to get cold at night, they want to find a warm refuge, so they enter your home through cracks and open doors, or even hop along to you, your pet, or anything you bring from the outside into your home (i.e. food, furniture, etc.) When you see stink bugs in your house, is when you need an effective stink bug killer product like Safer® Brand EndALL which can organically eliminate stink bugs.

 

 

 

 

Damage associated with Stink Bugs

EndALL Kills Stink Bugs

Stink bugs feed on a wide variety of host plants. Fruits are a common target for stink bugs, including apples, peaches, figs, mulberries, citrus fruits and persimmons. They have also been reported to feast on ornamental plants, soybeans, and beans for human consumption.

 

Farmers have reported a severe loss in apple and peach orchards. It has also been found to adversely effect blackberry, sweet corn, field corn and soybeans.

 

An organic stink bug killer product such as Safer® Brand EndALL can eliminate stink bugs through the combination of insectical soap, pyrethrin, and neem oil.

 

Stink Bug Trap

Another way to eliminate stink bugs is using the Safer® Brand Stink Bug Magnet. The Stink Bug Magnet features a quick release pheromone to attract and trap stink bugs quickly and without the use of harmful toxins.

 

These insects are not known to cause harm to humans, although homeowners become alarmed when the bugs enter their home and noisily fly about. The stink bug will not reproduce inside structures and cause damage.

 

 

 

 

Natural & Organic Controls

 

Where?

Effective stink bug control has alot to do with the location of your stink bug infestation.

 

Indoor Stink Bug Solutions:

There is nothing worse then having stink bugs invade your home and eliminating stink bugs in your home is a tough task. Luckily, we have the Victor Ultimate Stink Bug Indoor Trap as a poison free solution to eliminate stink bugs.

 

Outdoor Stink Bug Solutions:

Stink bugs have been known to completely ravage gardens and other outdoor crops, making your outdoor living space a haven for stink bug breeding. This is the reason why we have released the Safer® Brand Stink Bug Magnet Outdoor Trap. This fast release pheromone attracts stink bugs faster then competitor traps and traps more stink bugs then any other trap on the market.

 

Contact Killing of Stink Bugs:

When you need to eliminate the stink bugs on contact, there is only 1 solution! The most effective organic stink bug killer on the market is Safer® Brand EndALL can eliminate stink bugs through the combination of insectical soap, pyrethrin, and neem oil.

 

What?

The most effective organic stink bug killer on the market is Safer® Brand EndALL can eliminate stink bugs through the combination of insectical soap, pyrethrin, and neem oil.

 

Stink Bug Trap


 

Another way to eliminate stink bugs is using the Safer® Brand Stink Bug Magnet Outdoor Trap. The Stink Bug Magnet features a quick release pheromone to attract and trap stink bugs quickly and without the use of harmful toxins.

 

EndALL Kills Stink Bugs

 

 

 

How?

The Victor Ultimate Stink Bug Trap uses a slow release pheromone and warm light made popular by our Ultimate Flea Trap. The combination of pheromone and heat make for the perfect haven to attract stink bugs in your home.

 

The Stink Bug Magnet uses a fast release pheromone to quickly trap stink bugs in the more competitive outdoor environment. This trap's color and pheromone prove to be the perfect combination for effective stink bug control.

 

Safer® Brand EndALL eliminates stink bugs by using a combination of insecticidal soap, pyrethrin, and neem oil extract. Pyrethrin works to break down the insects hard exoskeleton, and insecticidal soap breaks down the waxy membrane inside the exoskeleton, killing the insect through dehydration. Neem oil extract works by suffocating the insect. This provides you with 3 ways of eliminating these stinky pests.

 

When?

The Ultimate Stink Bug Trap should be used at the first sign of stink bugs and can be kept on year round as a preventative and early detection device.

 

The Stink Bug Magnet should be used at first sign of stink bugs in your garden and other outdoor environment.

 

Safer® Brand EndALL is a contact killer and should be used at first sign of infestation. Since Safer® Brand EndALL is an organic stink bug control product registered by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as well as proudly displaying the USDA National Organic Program 'For use in organic gardening' seal, you can spray confidently knowing this product will not leave harmful residuals.

 

Why Choose a Natural Solution?

Natural solutions break down quickly into their natural elements. They are preferable to chemical pesticides that leave residuals where they are sprayed causing long-term detrimental affects on the environment.

 

 

 

Natural Predators

 

What?

Stink bugs have very few natural predators, which makes them even more difficult to get rid of.

 

When?

Since Stink bugs have virtually no natural predators, consumers are forced to use pesticides to eliminate these pests. Products such as Safer® Brand EndALL can eliminate stink bugs without leaving harmful residuals.

 

 

Information derived from Pennsylvania State University Entomology.

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/brown-marmorated-stink-bug 
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Safer®Brand can help rid your garden and home of these pests with natural and organic stink bug control. Our organic stink bug control products are all-natural and contain no synthetic or man-made chemicals.

 

If you want to rid your garden and home of these unwanted pests, Safer®Brand offers excellent organic stink bug control products.

 

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