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Joe F 03-10-2009 07:48 AM

Stink bugs
 
I've had a few stink bugs in the house recently (not too many). I think they are in my attic, what is the best way to kill them, boric acid?

DangerMouse 03-10-2009 08:21 AM

boric acid is good for most insect pests, yes. i'd try that first, as it's cheap and safe.

DM

Joe F 03-10-2009 09:21 AM

Thanks DM, I'll give it a try.

DangerMouse 03-10-2009 09:49 AM

no problem!
FWIW, i'm spraying all the bays in my new walls just as a precaution, that stuff is good for over 20 years!
if you have kids and/or pets, don't apply it anywhere they can get at it. a 100% safe alternative is diatomaceous earth, it does pretty much the same thing, but by abrasion, not poison. it's great for flea control as well! we get it at a local health food store.

DM

Joe F 03-10-2009 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 242644)
no problem!
FWIW, i'm spraying all the bays in my new walls just as a precaution, that stuff is good for over 20 years!
if you have kids and/or pets, don't apply it anywhere they can get at it. a 100% safe alternative is diatomaceous earth, it does pretty much the same thing, but by abrasion, not poison. it's great for flea control as well! we get it at a local health food store.

DM

I'll have to make sure and put some behind the walls in my basement before the drywall goes up.

Maintenance 6 03-25-2009 12:17 PM

Borate compunds are good for some mold prevention as well. Try to find some stuff called Tim-Bor. Kills mold, fungi and bugs.


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