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Old 03-10-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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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?

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

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Thanks DM, I'll give it a try.
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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.

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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.

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