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Best weapon I've found for the war against stink bugs!
on November 8, 2013
I live in Maryland, practically the epicenter of the brown marmorated stink bug invasion, and in the Autumn
billions of these horrid creatures want to hibernate for the winter inside homes. Take it from me it is highly obnoxious when they wake up throughout the winter and buzz around your house, poop on walls and spray their nasty smelling stuff whenever you disturb them.
In the fall, during a couple of "peak" days billions of these pests leave soybean and other fields and head for houses Thousands will land on the outside of a single house and crawl around until they find a way in. Even if you seal all the cracks and crevices that you know about, a substantial number will discover the one place you missed.
The best way to get them before they get you is to vacuum them from the outside of your house into a wet vac loaded with a few quarts of water with a few drops of detergent to help them drown. But most wet vacs are not designed for walking around the outside of a house and carrying up ladders and the like, necessary to get these bugs off the undersides of eaves and other places.
This year I got a Stinger and an extension wand (not included--easy to purchase), removed the filter, put two quarts of water with a little detergent in the reservoir, hooked up a long extension cord, and went to work. This was a perfect portable unit for this purpose. After sucking up several hundred I would dump the water from the easily accessible and easily cleanable reservoir, refill it, and continue. My only complaint was that, after enjoying the work so much (you have to experience stink bug invasions to appreciate that), I finished so quickly.
If you live in stink bug territory, you should really consider getting one of these units. I understand they can be used for other purposes besides stink bugs, too.