How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs

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As I was going through my daily garden routine, I ran into these pesky little buggers. Caught in the moment I made the mistake of trying to remove them by hand. All I can say is boy, do these things stink. LOL. Since we like to use all natural pest control in our garden, I took the time to do some research on the internet on how to get rid of stink bugs.

However, before we look at the solutions I thought we should first address why we need to get rid of these bugs. If you have been lucky enough to see the after effects of a visit from a stink bug to your fruits or vegetables you will know how much they can eat. They especially enjoy cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, apples as well as peaches.

How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • rake
  • gloves
  • garlic
  • catnip
  • lavender
  • thyme
  • radishes
  • marigold
  • chrysanthemum
  • battery-powered light
  • pan
  • soapy water
  • garlic cloves
  • spray bottle

They always say prevention is better than cure, in this case if you keep your garden clean and debris free you will prevent them from showing up in the first place. They love to settle in decaying matter, therefore try to remove any dead leaves, weeds or overgrown plants. Another great way to keep these bugs at bay is by growing plants and vegetables that repell them.

Ironically stink bugs like to stay away from smelly plants such as garlic, catnip, thyme, radishes and lavender. Flowers such as marigold and chrysanthemum have the same effect too. A homemade trap that is made from a light and a pan filled with soapy water, can also help trap these bugs. A homemade solution made from garlic cloves and water can be sprayed on affected plants to get rid of the stink bugs too.

You can get more information on the Gardener’s Path blog, here…

How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs

You can watch this video on 10 ways to get rid of stink bugs…

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