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    Will this work for stink bugs? They are very hard to kill, unless you smash them

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    Thank you!! This one I`ll defenitely try!!

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    I'll have to try this in the Spring.

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    Default Re: All-Purpose Insect Spray

    Quote Originally Posted by denisek View Post
    Will this work for stink bugs? They are very hard to kill, unless you smash them
    You can drown stink bugs...one by one, in a Soapy Stink Bug Swimming Pool. Because they don't swim well in soapy water.

    Get a plastic container with a flat side, like a rectangular or square food storage box. Add water with just a little dishwashing detergent. Go outside where a gazillion stink bugs are on your house, trying to get through the windows and doors. Flick them, one by one, so that they free-fall into the small container of soapy water. They will attempt to swim for just a few seconds before they decide to just nap on the bottom of the container.

    It's good to have a flat side, because you can hold it flat against the door/window/siding/porch railing/etc. Come up under the stink bug, so if/when he falls, he will fall straight into his bathwater.

    Often, when they see you coming, they'll just *drop* themselves into the soapy water. Defense mechanism to escape, in case you were planning to eat them.

    It's better than squashing them...less messy. You can collect 20 or 30 of them in about 2 minutes, if there is a large Stink Bug party going on outside. Then just dump the soapy water outside, and let them become one with the earth...

    Repeat as often as is necessary.

    Our friends choose to put out a soapy jug that used to hold orange juice, and they just sort of scoop the bug into the jug, and keep it on their porch. A little tacky-looking, but it works for them.

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    Thank you for sharing this one!! I will definitely save this for spring!!

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    I have an ant problem in the summer, they seem to move in, however I have been trying different methods and I will be trying this one in the spring. Thanks

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    Was wondering, when you say liquid soap detergent, are you meaning dish or laundry? I am assuming you mean dish soap detergent.

 

 
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