It’s Stink Bug Season, Brace Yourself!

Yes, there is a stink bug season. During this time they invade homes and leave their feces which stains walls, curtains, and other surfaces. If you’re allergic to them, you may suffer from irritation and/or inflammation of the eyes and nose. Beyond that, their smell may not be something you want to experience.

Stink bugs in your home can be quite unpleasant; therefore you want to do all that’s possible to keep them out. Unfortunately, this can be difficult during stink bug season.

First, it’s best to know what attracts them so as to make your home unattractive to them. Read on to learn more about the stink bug season, what attracts them and what to do and what not to do.

What is Stink Bug Season? 

Stink bug season is when these insects begin to invade homes. For stink bugs, in New Jersey, the prevalent season is autumn, when they will instinctively seek out warm spaces where they can stay for the winter as temperatures drop. 

What Attracts Stink Bugs? 

The best way to get rid of stink bugs is to prevent them from coming to your home in the first place. Many things can attract stink bugs. Luckily, most of these things are easily within your control. 


Most insects are drawn to lights, including stink bugs. To keep them from coming near your home, it’s best to turn on as little outdoor lighting as possible. You may also want to keep your interior lights off at night. 

Food and Drinks

You most likely do not want to get rid of your beautiful wooden furniture that stink bugs may like to snack on. To avoid this keep open food and liquids off the furniture and floors; instead, store them in highly secured containers. As for the outside, clean up loose cut branches and other yard debris.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs? 

If you’re already searching “when do stink bugs go away” don’t worry! It’s not too late. There’s an easy method that you can use to banish stink bugs from your home. 

It’s never a good idea to squish stink bugs, as they can omit a foul smell. If you find one, simply grab a piece of toilet tissue, gently handle the stink bug within, and flush it down the toilet. If you have more than one, another option would be to vacuum them up. Unfortunately, there may be more following that you do not see at the moment.

Once you capture those that you find in the vacuum, dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. If your vacuum doesn’t have a bag, wash out the inner compartment and filter.

Get Rid of Stink Bugs For Good and Have peace of mind

The tips listed are fairly easy to follow, however, may not be as successful as you would like. 

If you struggle to get rid of stink bugs in your New Jersey home, contact a professional pest control company right away, so the problem does not get worse and out of control.

NJ Pest Control is a certified and award-winning pest control company that offers eco-friendly and safe solutions to remove pests and keep them at bay. Contact NJ Pest Control to schedule a free estimate. Let us get those nasty stink bugs away from your home for good.

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