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Five Ways To Exterminate Sting Bugs

The most common place to find Sting Bugs is usually under the bed because its want to suck your blood swelling to twice its size in the process. Scientifically it is known as Cimexlectularius. It turns out that these creatures have tormented humans for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians for example use spell to try and fight the insect, but to no avail. In the 20th century, humans developed a new weapon against the Sting Bugs like; toxic chemicals, pesticides like DDT nearly wiped out its entire population in most western countries, even that was not enough.

By the turn of the millennium, Sting bug population resurged worldwide, and this time, they had a new weapon against humans; like 15{513a3ea69a8cae3f840e741769adf77c903b3c1df0ea138a612732eb2180f483} thicker skin to better protect against pesticides and enzymes called esterases and oxidases, which break down common insecticides making them useless.

In fact, researchers were already running out of effective insecticides. Consider this; just a few bed bugs could turn into a dangerous infestation. Let us say a single female spot you in a local movie theatre and hitches right home in your clothes. Here is the problem; she is pregnant and will lay hundreds of eggs within just a few months.

This can turn into thousands of stink bugs, but most victims won’t even notice until its too late since they are flat, they can vanish into crevices, tight corners etc. This is the reason why infestation will be out of control. 2004 to 2009, the New York city recorded a 2000{513a3ea69a8cae3f840e741769adf77c903b3c1df0ea138a612732eb2180f483} increase in stink bug, and although they do not transmit disease, sting bug bite is bad news because sting bugs can cause itching rashes which can cause skin infection and deadly allergic reactions. The good news is you can exterminate stink bugs from your home.

  1.    Hire a Professional Pest Exterminator

Hire a professional sting bug exterminator to help heat up your home to extreme temperature. That means you will need to spend for example at least 600 dollars to clean your apartment. Stink bugs like to hide out under old boards, logs, grasses and leaves. So make you have a clear, clean perimeter around your home.

  1.    Darken the house

Stink bugs are attracted to light. You should Pull down shades or use blinds to block the entry of light, can be a good deterrent

  1.    Decoy plants

Have garden plants you need to protect. You can place a few decoy plants. Use sweet corn, okra, mustard, sunflower or amaranth. These will attract the stink bugs away from your other prized plants. When bugs are noticed on the decoy plants, bag them together in plastic and leave them out for a few days to bake in the sun, this kills off the stink bugs.

  1.    Use Natural Predators.

Attracting beneficial bugs into your garden can help control sting bugs populations. Natural predators of the sting bugs include; the minute pirate bug, praying mantis, lacewing, ladybug, spiders, toads, birds, and parasitic flies

  1.    Use Pesticides

Neem oil is safer for plants and leaves. No dangerous residue in the soil and safe to use on food plants. Horticultural soap is an environmentally friendly pesticide that can also be used indoors. Spray directly onto plants leaves. Pyrethrum is a chemical extract that contains two active compounds; pyrethrin I and pyrethrin II. the spray works by damaging and upsetting the ion channel in bugs body to cause an electrical overload in their nervous system.

However, for severe infestations, professional Sting Bug control is the best option.

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