Stink Bug Season

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Fall in Indiana is when Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs move indoors to overwinter. Our friends at Virginia Tech are touting a simple solution to trap indoor bugs. Fill a pan with a layer of water deep enough for the bugs to drown. Mix in dish detergent to lower the surface tension. Shine a desk lamp onto the water surface. Turn the desk lamp on and the other lights off when you go to bed. The bugs are attracted to the light, land on the water, sink and drown. The pan can be emptied outdoors.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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