What Do Pantyhose and Stink Bugs Have In Common?
It’s that time of year again where we begin to find stink bugs. Stink bugs live in trees for the most part until this season where they make their trek indoors. If you’ve got a drafty house, chances are that you’re going to find a few here and there. If you’ve got an infestation, we can help dispose of them and find ways to prevent them from making their way in.
Stink bugs… well… they stink when they’re crushed. Even if you vacuum them up, you may have a stinky mess on your hands. Even if you have a powerful Shop Vac, you’ll find that it stinks over time as the bugs die in the filters. The trick is to get rid of them without squishing them.
How to Dispose of Stink Bugs
If it’s just one bug, you can carefully pick it up with a tissue or a water bottle.
If it’s more, here’s a trick that works well. Using elastic bands and pantyhose, make a mini-net to catch them on your vacuum’s intake hose. Don’t use so many layers that you burn up your vacuum… just enough to catch the bugs. Suck them all up, remove the pantyhose, and dispose of them outside.