How to Trap and Kill Stink Bugs (Part 1)

posted by Momo Fali on September 27, 2013

Ohio, and particularly MY house is being infested with stink bugs. Each afternoon, I become a prisoner in my own home because there are swarms of them outside. They are everywhere and I’m tired of it. It is SO on.

In the past four hours, I’ve killed about 100 with the hot, soapy water technique. I’ll share the results of the towel and trap tomorrow. One flew in my hair, so I’m not going back out there tonight other than to set the trap. *shudder*


  • Melisa

    OH MY GOSH. I feel safe in saying that this is the most entertaining video on stink bug removal that’s out there, period. Nice job. Weird to say that I can’t wait for the sequel with results? πŸ™‚

    Also, that was MY rum. Save me some: I’m coming back, you know! *wink*

  • Bad Momma

    I HATE these suckers. I find my shop-vac works the best. Based on last year’s experience, I have found now that as the nights are getting colder, Stink Bugs are trying to go indoors to hibernate. They are really bad at my work where they swarm my front door basking in the afternoon sun.

    I have been spraying them with 409 (I didn’t have any insecticide) to entice them to leave.Tonight the buggers flew right at me. I took a step backwards, not realizing I was right at the edge of the sidewalk, and took a tumble. I now have a scraped elbow. I was saved from a head injury as my hair was in a bun and cushioned my head as it hit the blacktop.

    This means war! I will join you in battle!

    • Momo Fali

      Oh, no! Be careful out there!

  • Caroline

    I was on the edge of my seat watching this video! Those little effers are ruthless. But…thankfully….so is Momo. I’ll be waiting to see how your trap works. xo

  • Zak

    I need to see the outcome of this. It’s pretty much the best bug killing tutorial vlog ever.

  • Toni

    Guess you don’t need my Key West chickens then?

  • Liz

    Oh man, this is even better than Lord of the Rings! Can’t wait for the sequel! πŸ™‚

  • Jasmine

    I REALLY love how you had to give your pesticide disclaimer. Like: “OMG I SWEAR I LOVE PLANET EARTH, Y’ALL I JUST NEED BUGS TO NOT BE IN MY HOUSE.” The internet does make us super sensitive about the crazies. I can’t wait for Stink Bug advocates to take you down for this video πŸ˜‰

  • Amie

    Riveting cinema, especially the part where I thought you were going to sever a finger cutting the duct tape with the box cutter. I also had to close my eyes at the scene where you abused that rum by adding it to PEPSI. They call it a rum and Coke for a reason!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Okay – this is the greatest VLOG ever – and you give the best tutorials in the whole wide world.

    I will be waiting with baited breath to see how your trap works!

    Also – can you use a power washing machine with the huge house to spray down the whole house the soapy water?

  • J Jones

    Omg! Where in Ohio? I live in the Cleveland area and I’ve never heard of them. Thanks for the warning.

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