Those dreaded stink bugs have returned to the Capital Region and more specifically inside my house. I don't like to kill any bugs. Even with stink bugs, I try and "shoo" them out of the screen windows or sliders but there are times that I am too forceful and squish them. Everyone knows what happens when you kill skink bugs, they STINK!! That's why they are named what they are.

The reason why I was finding stink bugs on my window and slider door screens is that they love to come into the house when the weather gets colder. They find their way in through cracks in the foundation, window, and door frames, underneath the siding, and in the attic. You could use caulk and fill the cracks but chances are you will still get those stinkers in your house.

After several attempts to save the stink bugs' lives, I finally found a remedy to get rid of them forever without having to accidentally squish them. It's easy to do and you probably have everything you need in your house to do it. Stink bugs are attracted to light and they are terrible swimmers. So here's what you do according to

At night, right before bed, find out where you are seeing the majority of the stink bugs. Use a desk lamp, set it up and turn it on. Place a wide pan or bowl of soapy water underneath the lamp. Because they are attracted to light, the stink bugs will all go towards the light and then fall into the soapy water and drown. Just dump out the pan or bowl in the morning. Keep doing this each night if needed.

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