Stink bug invasions have been on a steady rise since they arrived in the U.S. from Asia more than a decade ago. Now, homeowners can protect themselves from these unpleasant smelling pests with TERRO® Stink Bug Killer. This powerful stink bug aresol spray quickly kills on contact, wiping out infestations both indoors and outdoors. The non-staining formula can be used on hard surfaces and fabrics and does not leave behind an unpleasant odor.
Featuring a versatile, two-way spray nozzle, the stink bug aerosol spray can be used as a coarse spray or as a crack and crevice treatment to control stink bugs, boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, carpenter ants and other pesky insects.
What Is a Stink Bug Anyway?
The stink bug is part of the family of insects called pentatomids, which means five-sided. There are a variety of stink bugs including the brown marmorated stink bug (the most prevalent species in the United States), green stink bug, spined soldier stink bug, two spotted stink bug, arboreal stink bug, red shouldered stink bug, and the rice stink bug.
Stink bugs were first spotted in the U.S. in September, 1998 in Allentown, PA. Since then, the invasive species has now spread to 41 states, including the western states of California and Oregon. The term 'stink bugs' refers to the defensive scent glands located on the underbelly of the bugs. When frightened or smashed, the bugs release a very unpleasant smell. Though not harmful to homeowners, stink bugs can take over your house in a matter of days, quickly turning from a few bugs into a full blown infestation.
Crack and Crevice Treatment:
- Using the directional stream nozzle setting on the two-way spray attachment, hold container upright and tilt extension tube to a 90° angle with can.
- Place injection tip ½ inch into cracks and crevices where insects may be hiding, living and breeding.
- Release a one-second spray per spot.
- In serious infestations, if possible, place spots approximately 12 inches apart.
- In light infestations or for preventative treatment, place spots approximately three feet apart.
- In long running cracks, move the injector tip along the crack while spraying. Move at the rate of one linear foot per second in heavy infestations and three feet per second in light infestation.
Treating Outside Surfaces With Stink Bug Aerosol Spray:
- Spray foundation of home or building where insects are active and may find entrance up to a height of two to three feet.
- Apply as a residual spray to outside surfaces of buildings where insects tend to congregate. Typical spray areas include screens, window frames, eaves, porches, patios, garages and refuse dumps.
- Kills stink bugs, boxelder bugs and Asian lady bugs on contact
- Non-staining formula
- No unpleasant odor
- Convenient, easy-to-use two-way spray nozzle for spot or crack and crevice treatments
- For indoor and outdoor use
What’s in the Box
- 1 lb aerosol spray can
- 2-way spray nozzle
- Contains tetramethrin (0.20%), permethrin (0.50%), piperonyl butoxide (1.00%) and other ingredients (98.30%)
- 1 lb aerosol spray can
- Two-way spray nozzle for spot or crack and crevice treatments
- For indoor and outdoor use
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateWould recommend this product
This a great product. A friend told us about it last year and he said our local Lowe's sold it. We purchased several cans. sprayed all around the windows and air conditioners.Kept them in check. Went to get some more this year and Lowe's does not have it anymore, so I ordered direct from company.
Review RateHappy with the results as it is helping a great deal
It does kill them on contact usually or shortly thereafter. The areas sprayed I have found dead ones and it has greatly reduced the number of stink bugs we have had. I think we need to be sure to spray again every 3 or four days to continue the killing of them.
Review RateEffective at prevention, takes several minutes for direct spraying
From what I have seen, the spray takes several minutes to completely kill the bugs. They won't be able to fly after you spray them directly, and get slower and slower until they run out of energy completely and seem to die. Excellent product, and from a preventative use perspective, it also decreased the number of stinkbugs I was seeing.
Review RateGreat product!
Awesome product! Works great at getting rid of stink bugs. Love the fact you can spray into small spaces too. Will definitely buy more.
I had high hopes that this product would work, so I bought 2 cans. I sprayed some directly on the stink bugs, then watched them crawl a little way or fly off! Whether or not they died later, I don't know. I didn't see any dead ones lying around (except ones I stepped on or hit with something). This spray certainly does not kill them upon contact! Luckily, the bugs were outside the house on the porch. I eventually resorted to using a vacuum cleaner, discarding the disposable bag later. I am glad the cooler weather deters their appearance!Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and are sorry to hear about this occurance. Our products are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-800-800-1819 x 458 so we can learn more and provide assistance.
Review RateIt works and reordering
Finally a stink bug spray that works!! At first the bugs still walked around but didn't fly (which was a good sign). I sprayed around the door cracks, windows and directly on the stink bugs..The next morning I was able to sweep up many dead bugs!!! I will be placing another order so I have it on hand!!
Review RateIt is working so far
Love it! I'm pleasantly surprised. My husband sprayed all around the house and I have noticed less stink bugs. Hooray Terri!
Review RateExcellent Product
Extremely happy with this product! It does what it says it will do!
Review RateLove It!!
Our house was taken over when I discovered this product. It is wonderful and has taken care of the infestation and keeps killing after months of treatment. Highly recommend it.
Review RateGreat,product it really works.
I was totally amazed , l had my doubts about this item working , however once l used it and saw these stink bugs leaving and falling ,l was totally amazed,. I highly recommend this spray to anyone to try. You will be glad,you did Bruce shirkey
- All About
The stink bug, also known as a shield bug, is easily recognized by its five-sided or shield-shaped body. An agricultural pest native to China and Japan, stink bug invasions have been on a steady rise in the U.S. since they arrived in the late 1990’s. A nuisance to fruit, vegetable and farm crops, stink bugs have officially invaded 41 states, from as far west as California to as far north as Minnesota.
Are stink bugs harmful?
Though not harmful to homeowners, stink bugs are aptly named - it refers to the scent glands located on the underbelly of the insects. When frightened or smashed, the bugs release a terrible smell. If not treated, stink bugs can take over your house in a matter of days, quickly turning from a few bugs into a full blown infestation.
I have stink bugs all over my kitchen; they seem to be multiplying before my eyes! How do I get rid of these smelly pests?
We recommend treating your home with TERRO® Stink Bug Killer. This convenient, easy-to-use aerosol spray features a two-way directional spray nozzle that is ideal for spot or crack and crevice treatments. Apply to areas where stink bugs crawl and hide, especially around sinks and storage areas; behind baseboards; around doors and windows; behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, and stoves.