Stinkbug Trail of Destruction

I recently noticed myriad brown drops around my home. They were on the floor, on furniture, even on the wall. I knew immediately that they HAD to come from the enemy. Who else would defile my home? My first thought was that the glue from the Tower of Death was dripping from them, as it had all slipped down to pool at the bottom of the trap.(NOTE: I just deployed the newest version of Strube’s Stinkbug Traps and it seems to be far better designed! I’ll report back on it’s success.)

So, I cleaned up the annoying spots. Luckily, a solution of Murphy’s Oil Soap and a little elbow grease were a successful combination. I also threw out the trap, as it seemed to have outlived it’s usefulness. I thought the issue was resolved. Another small victory for me in my ongoing war against the enemy stinkbug…

But no. Now I see more brown spots appearing throughout my home. Time for research. And there was very little to be found. Nothing from the experts, but from others who are on the frontlines of this battle against the stinkbug fiends, I found similar reports:

“It is important to remove the brown “trail” left behind from the Stink Bug. This “trail” is what attracts other Stink Bugs into your home. Look carefully as it looks like a small, brown, drop of blood, or a brown “drip” running down your wall or window/door frame.” Aha!

So, the evil enemy has yet another way to torment me. Big surprise. Their malevolence is boundless… DEATH TO STINKBUGS!!
Stinkbug Trail of Brown Liquid Drops

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  • Michael Kelly  On June 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I found this from another soldier in the battle against evil. Do it yourself trap. Its no Stube, but a great start or backup! (

  • Leah  On June 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I saw this and thought you might like it for your blog 🙂 I am going to make these traps today!!!!!!!!!

  • Leah  On June 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    LOL I am just now seeing the comment previous!! Same video 🙂

  • RP Johnson  On February 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Believe it or not, I am actually happy to find out about the spots!!! We have loads of the evil stinkbugs and I absolutely hate them, however, I thought I had a bedbug problem. We have been addressing bedbugs, stinkbugs, fleas, ladybugs, and carpet beetles all summer, fall and winter. At least I got my rugs and upholstery shampooed, house sprayed, beds torn apart, new furniture and bedding, “cooked” my clothing, etc., etc. I’m hoping for cold weather to help with all these pests,not to mention the critters in the garden. I am also going to make traps. thanks!!!

  • Amy  On February 4, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Stink bugs are evil disgusting useless pests. I had a horrible infestation last year. It is 2/3/16 and I have killed 5. I hate those things!! What is their purpose? If they eat smaller insects, go do that you bastards. You are an unwelcome guest in my home!

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