Please be aware of these insects!
Be extra aware when removing window AC units as they may be hiding inside, especially if the unit has not been used as of late. If you suspect these insects got inside your AC unit, place the unit in a tightly sealed plastic bag before storing in your home or in the basement.
Once these insects get inside they are extremely difficult to get rid of.
Stink bugs will often enter homes in the fall through small cracks or openings around windows, window air conditioning units, doors, gables vents, chimneys, soffits, etc. to avoid the cold and find a place to overwinter. Once inside, the warm temperatures will keep them active, which will make their presence hard to miss They STINK!!!!!
“They eat nothing, they don’t bite, and they’re just trying to survive.” According to North Dakota State University, there are 4,700 species of stink bugs in the world, with about 250 in the U.S. and Canada.
This pest is known as the brown mar-orated stink bug
Weather stripping can help seal gaps under exterior doors. Unfortunately, once stink bugs invade the voids of the home to overwinter, they can be difficult to remove.
While overwintering, they do not feed or reproduce.
How do you get rid of stink bugs?
Prepare a container of soapy solution for killing stink bugs. Shinning a bright flashlight into the container will attract them to the spot. Choose a straight-sided 1/2- or 1-gallon container. Fill it one-fourth full of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of liquid soap or detergent. When disturbed, stink bugs tend to drop downward, fall into the solution and drown.
Google: Stink Bug Traps to get more ideas