Using the following tips, you can get rid of the brown marmorated stink bug in your home or garden. Brown marmorated stink bugs are shield shaped bugs that are about an inch long. They live all over the United States and are considered a pest. They can get into your garden, damage your seeds and spread yeast spots on your plants. They also attack produce and will render your fruits unfit for human consumption. To top this all off, stink bugs live up to their name and emit a stinky chemical if they feel threatened by predators. You can expect brown marmorated stink bugs to wreak havoc in your garden during the warmer months, then come into your house and cause it to stink in the winter.
Your best line of defense against stink bugs is to completely seal your house. Make sure that openings such as cracks around windows, doors, siding, pipes, chimneys and wood fascia are completely sealed with silicone or silicone latex caulk. Repair or replace any broken screens on windows or doors. During the winter time, remove air conditioning units from your window.
If you only have a few stink bugs, you can vacuum them. Vacuuming them will cause your vacuum to stink for some time, but if your house is sealed then it is best to get rid of your few stink bugs before they breed.
If you have large numbers of stink bugs, do not use pesticide to kill them if they are already in your house. This will attract carpet beetles, which will then do damage to your wool clothing and dried goods. Instead, you are going to have to wait until the summer time for them to go back outside. Then have a licensed professional apply a pesticide to the perimeter of your house. This should kill the stink bugs in your garden. Make sure that the bugs don't get back into your house the following winter by sealing any possible entrances.