Does Dawn Dish Liquid Kill Stink Bugs?


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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
Yes Dawn dish liquid can indeed kill stink bugs. You are best to apply a 50/50 mixture of Dawn dish liquid and water to the bugs or the problems areas in the house.

There are also a lot of other ways of getting rid of stink bugs. Exterior insecticide treatments applied to the west and south-facing sides of homes will provide some relief if used properly. The most popular professional product for stink bug control is Talstar Pro. Mix one ounce of the concentrate to one gallon of water. Apply with a pump sprayer.  Be sure to close down the nozzle so the material comes out in a fine, fan spray. Treat the sides and pay special attention to window and door frames.

Insecticides break down in direct sunlight, so a reapplication of the pesticide may be necessary every seven to 10 days. Retreating exterior surfaces on a regular basis, especially during peak stink bug migration seasons, will make these prevention measures more effective.

Exclusion is the key to avoiding stink bug invasions. Sealing your house by closing doors and windows will help keep them out of your home. If there are cracks in your siding, windows, doors, utility pipes, behind chimneys or other openings, good quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk will help stop their entry.

For stink bugs that have amassed on walls and ceilings you can just vacuum them up. If they are in the attic you can use foggers or "bombs", as they are popularly known. But, pesticide 'bombs' work best on exposed insects, rather than insects hiding deep in cracks. Readily available aerosol-type pyrethrum foggers like PT 565 Plus XLO will knock them down but the treatment will not prevent more stink bugs from emerging shortly afterwards.
steven briggs Profile
steven briggs answered
Ivory and Dove are soaps and not
detergents and that makes all the difference in the world. By using
either Ivory or Dove you are just making your own insecticidal soap.    
I use 16 oz of water, 16 oz of 70% rubbing alcohol and 2 tsp of
Ivory or Dove. This will kill any insect it touches, but remember my
mixture or a water and soap only mixture is a contact poison and you
must spray the insects to kill them. There is no residual effect with
any of these sprays (which is good!)

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