Aug 012011
 
Stink Bugs Now in 33 US States How to Make a Stink Bug Trap Using Our LED Puck Light

Image Courtesy of ABC News

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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Nov 012010
 

holidaylighting2 The Perfect Holiday WreathWhen November rolls around each year, I think about front doors.

Maybe it’s strange, but I have so many memories from childhood of helping my mom with the holiday wreaths for the front door each year.  As soon as the weather turned cold, she would pull out an old twig wreath from the attic and we would add an assortment of leaves, gourds, flowers, and berries.  For days, we’d tweak the design until it was perfect.  And on the day after Thanksgiving, that fall wreath was transformed again with a red bow, pine cones, and a few sprigs from a fir tree.  At night, a spotlight shone on the front door to illuminate our perfect wreath, and the effect was spectacular.

I may be biased, but I think no front door is complete without a seasonal holiday wreath, especially one illuminated in all its brilliance at night.

I’ll leave the tips on how to craft the perfect holiday wreath to the experts.  But I do want to provide a tip for anyone out there hanging a wreath on their front door: Light it up!

The spotlight is really the easiest part of the wreath-hanging process.  You can use a yard stake to mount it in seconds.  You can even find one with a remote control so your toes don’t get cold from running outside to plug it in on a chilly November night.  Our LED remote controlled spotlight is on sale right now – have it shipped today so you’re ready for the season!

 Posted by on November 1, 2010 at 10:00 am

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