Indoor Stink Bug Problem

Q: I have an indoor stink bug problem. I kill ten or so every day but it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. 

A: You likely have a bunch of brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB). They love to suck juice from peaches, plums and apples. Unlike native stinkbugs, the BMSB gathers on warm house siding in winter and wanders about. Many will be found indoors if you have cracks through which they can crawl. Indoors, sweep them up and kill them outside. Don’t use a vacuum unless you want to enjoy the bugs’ stink for several weeks when you clean. I have more info on this pest at

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