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Do you have a stink bug problem in your home?

Brown marmorated stink bugs originally came from Asia and were first spotted in Pennsylvania in the 1990s.  Since then, they’ve spread to 33 U.S. states.

If you’ve never encountered one, here are a few quick facts:

  • They do not bite or sting.
  • They will ruin your plants.  Researchers say they’re the most menacing agricultaral pests in 40 years.
  • They aren’t named “stink bugs” for nothing.  They emit a rather unpleasant odor.  If you have an infestation in your home, the smell can last for months.

We came across a video on YouTube showing how to make a stink bug trap using electrical tape, a Pepsi 2-liter bottle, masking tape, a razor, a black permanent marker, and our LED battery operated puck light.

The video says they are available at Home Depot, but it’s the exact same product we sell online.

See the video after the jump for instructions on how to make a homemade stink bug trap!

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Emily WidleEmily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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  • Mike

    It would be far safer to tell people to use a utility knife, also available at Home Depot. Also, how long does the light last before the batteries need replaced?

    EXCELLENT video, thanks!

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