Homemade Remedy for Stink Bugs in the Garden

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Stink bugs have a way of infesting even the most well-kept gardens. Learn about a homemade remedy for stink bugs in the garden with help from an expert on green pest control in this free video clip.

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I'm Louise Hodges with Greenbugallnatural.com, and today we're going to talk about a homemade remedy for stinkbugs in the garden. What I've done is I went out to my yard and I got some herbs. I have some thyme. I've got some lavender and some rosemary which I'd actually cut some of this earlier and dried it and that's what this looks like here. I've also got chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, all of which I'm going to be putting in the mortar and pestle and grinding up and then putting into my teapot and pouring boiling water over that to actually create a tea and the purpose behind all the different ingredients is that this is an across the board opportunity to kill stinkbugs as well as a lot of other pests and this can be used on a variety of plant material including perennials. It can be used around your house, a lot of different places without any harm to plant material or pets. Okay, so now what I'm going to do is take my herbs, my dried herbs and put them in my container here. I'm going to add some chili powder and you'll notice I'm not measuring these out, there's no exact recipe and different pests that live in different parts of the country are affected differently so some might really hate garlic, some might really hate cayenne pepper. So you want to just make sure that you have all of them included and that way you're going to take care of a lot of different pests for perennials. You can take care of stinkbugs. Now that I've got it ground up, I want to pour it into my teapot and then pour the boiling water. You can see it start to steep. And I want to let this steep for at least five minutes but you can let it steep overnight. It really doesn't matter. Now that my concoction has steeped long enough, I'm going to pour it through a tea strainer to make sure that there's no debris in my liquid because I'm going to be pouring my liquid into a spray bottle and I don't want to clog the nozzle and any spray bottle will be just fine. Now this concoction can now be sprayed on a variety of places. It can be sprayed on plants. It can be sprayed on structures and it will take care of quite a variety of pests including stinkbugs and some other things in your perennials and you just want to make sure that before you use it, it is completely cooled down and you are good to go. So there you go, a homemade remedy for stinkbugs in the garden. I'm Louise Hodges with Greenbugallnatural.com. Thanks for watching.

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