If your house or farm is currently under a stink bug invasion, you need to know first and foremost why this happens. Secondly, to take pro-active action to get rid of stink bugs.
Stink bugs are attracted to light and heat.
Switching on your light at night will attract these bugs and the heat from your house will also get the interest of these insects.
If for any reason, you need to switch on the light at night, be sure that all openings and cracks of the windows and doors near the light are well sealed. This will prevent the bugs from entering your house.
These bugs feed mainly on fruits and vegetables. If you have fruit trees i.e. tomatoes, peas, and apples around your house and farm, this will certainly attract them. To keep these bugs from invading, you need to take these plants far away from your house.
Stink bugs are insects and therefore they can enter your house through very small gaps or openings. To prevent this from happening, walk around your house during the summer and then use a good quality caulk to seal any openings, cracks or holes outside your house.
If after all that you have done, your house is still under attack from these bugs, then you need to take pro-active actions to get rid of them.
Now, instead of sealing the out-side walls of your house, you need to seal the walls inside the house: all the cracks around windows and door frames, and gaps in the walls as well.
If you know the areas where these bugs are most active, then concentrate on these walls. By sealing these gaps, cracks, and opening, you are limiting the activity of these bugs and prevent them from spreading further in your house.
If you find a large swamp of these bugs under the house’s basement, then use a vacuum to suck them up. You may not want to use your usual vacuum cleaner as these bugs will leave a stinky smell behind.
Alternatively, you may use several vacuum bags on stand-by. Once you suck up these bugs, be sure to clear your vacuum bag and put these bugs into a plastic bag. Make sure that the plastic is tightly sealed and dispose of it accordingly.
The other method to deal with a stink bug attack is by installing light traps in places that these bugs are usually found. Since these insects are attracted to light, using light traps will be good to capture them.
You can install light traps outside your house to prevent them from entering your house. You need to clear these traps daily and do not disturb these traps all the time or you may reduce the effectiveness of these traps.
Once the number of these bugs being captured gets lesser and lesser, move these traps to other places that can capture more of these insects.