Stink Bug Remedy

by Al McKegg
(West Friendship, MD, USA)

Stink Bug

Stink Bug

Organic stink bug remedy: a squirt gun filled with soapy water (I used dish liquid). While you're picking or weeding, squirt the bugs you see. It's far easier (and less smelly) than squishing them. The stuff works on Mexican bean beetles, Japanese beetles, and grasshoppers too. If you're not concerned about your karma, add some jalapeno squeezin's; makes 'em suffer as they die.

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Oct 06, 2015
by: Anonymous

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Jul 18, 2011
by: Al McKegg

I didn't check to see how toxic the dish liquid might be, figuring if you can soak your hands in it daily it can't be too bad. But you could be right. I notice no negative effects so far--maybe a little staining of leaves.
Do you have any suggestions on "soap?"

Jul 10, 2011
by: Anonymous

i had heard that you shouldn't use dishwashing liquid on plants because it could theoretically cause damage as its much harsher than the "insecticidal soaps" sold for pest control...whether this is true or not, i don't know..

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