That Heatwave? It Probably Means More Stink Bugs [VIDEOS]
After six straight days of record-breaking heat in Michigan, we finally get a little relief today. (9/27) And we're probably going to be seeing more stink bugs.
Dr. Stephen Malcolm, an epidemiologist at Western Michigan University, tells CBS the bugs know that cooler weather has arrived.
“They're looking for nice, secure nooks and crannies,” Malcolm said. “So, they'll cluster around doors. If there's a cluster there and you open the door they all fly in.”
Besides trying to shore up every possible entry point in your home, Malcolm suggests putting a pan of soapy water under a desk lamp. The bugs are attracted to the light, and won't be able to escape once they land in the soapy water.
As an alternative, follow the directions in the first video below to make a homemade stink bug trap using a pop bottle and a light.