Monday, February 18, 2013
Christer who sure knows how to kill a bug. He told me to mix liquid dish detergent with a bit of alcohol and water and spray them. When he told me this, I had been using industrial chemical poison which made the bugs laugh at me and flip me the bird. I sort of doubted that Christer's method would work but I was desperate and ready to try anything. It was a miracle! You mix the solution in a spray bottle and spritz them and bam, they drop dead. Apparently these little beasties breathe through their shells. When you spray them, the liquid detergent coats the shell and suffocates them. The alcohol makes the detergent spread easier. This is the tricky part. You don't want to squish them or step on them because they release a liquid that attracts more stink bugs. The Blog Tech thinks they smell like crayons. He is right. They smell like really stinky crayons. And they leave drops of brown liquid to attract more of their buddies.