How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in the Garden?

Written by Naomi Meza


Posted on September 15 2023

Stink bugs are as capable of assaulting your olfactory senses, especially if you smash them, as they wreak havoc on your garden.

Even though a stink bug will not bite you, it is certainly interested in getting a taste of the delicious delectable you have planted in your garden or farm.

Let's enlighten you if you aren't acquainted with this pesky pest.

What is a Stink Bug, and Are Stink Bugs Harmful?

Stink bug on plant

The brown marmorated stink bug is better known as a stink bug.

The six-legged insect is believed to have originated from China, Japan, or Korea.

The nymph and adult stink bugs are herbivorous, consuming over 100 species of plants, most of which are agricultural cash crops.


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If you spot one around your home, there is a high chance you will have quite a few more hanging around in the nooks and crannies around your home.

Although they do not bite to defend themselves, they will produce a strong, unpleasant odor to repel potential danger.

When is Stink Bug Season?

Stink bug on plant

Like many insects, stink bugs are mostly dormant during winter, often finding warm crevices to wait out the cold.

They are most active between March through September.

They often stick around all summer looking to eat, mate, and have offspring.

Spring and summer is when you will most likely see stink bugs in the garden.

Are Stink Bugs Poisonous to Humans?

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Although stink bugs do not bite humans, some people may report irritation to the skin or eyes from the odor.

For this reason, people often want to get rid of stink bugs by setting a stink bug trap.


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Different Ways to Get Rid of Stink Bugs In-Home or Garden

The season for stink bugs can be a scary and destructive for homeowners and farmers alike.

Here are a few ways you can get rid of stink bugs:

a) Tidy Up the Garden

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The best way to avoid a stink bug infestation is by making sure they do not have a place to stay.

Tidy up your garden by getting rid of debris and other waste materials.

b) Use Natural Repellents in the Garden

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Our   Boric Acid  makes easy work of this.

The product is water soluble and goes to work right away.

It is crucial in ensuring the balance between starch and sugar in your plants.

c) Consider Planting Trap Plants

Sorghum in field


A trap plant is beneficial for people doing organic farming.

They attract the bugs, preventing them from advancing onto cash crops.

Sorghum, triticale, or crimson clover are recommended to attract and maybe trap stink bugs.

d) Stink Bug Trap Vinegar Solution

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A mixture of hot water, dish soap, and white vinegar is an effective trap for stink bugs.

Other Tips to Get Rid of Stink Bugs on Plants

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It wouldn't be fair for your plants to fight these pesky pests without the best fertilizer in the market, the Crustacean Meal Fertilizer.

Greenway Biotech's Crustacean meal 4-0-0 is an organic compound that contains calcium, nitrogen, and other essential minerals like Magnesium.

Additionally, the high levels of chitin in this fertilizer is a great way of controlling bugs such as the pesky stink bug.

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