How to get rid of the stink of bedbugs on the Jersey Shore
I’ll be honest, I don’t know why they call them “bedbugs”? I know they can give off an odor if disturbed, but I’ve never smelled the “stink”, am I just lucky? MDR
Whenever I have seen a bedbug in our house, which is not very common, it is usually near a window. I usually pick them up and either flush them or flush them out the door. Sometimes they’re attached to a screen and outside, so I hit them and they fall off the screen.
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Now I have read horror stories about people who have had stink bug infestations and had a bunch of little pests in their house, it looks bad. Yes, some say they have smelled the whiff of a bedbug. Sue Moll describes the smell as that of a “fat skunk”. So imagine if you had a bunch of them and they “cut the wind” YUK!
So what do we do to keep our homes clean and smelling good? According to a Room article, there are several things you can do at home to control bedbugs.
According to the Patch article, it’s all about sealing your home, making sure stinks can’t get it. They suggest you go around and plug all the openings … “ spaces and crevices around foundations and any area where doors, windows, chimneys and utility pipes are cut to the exterior.“
Personally, I have found that just grabbing them gently with a handkerchief keeps them from stinking on you and then getting rid of them. It seems the less rowdy you do the less likely you are to be “stinky” … so be a “stink ninja” and you should be fine, of course if you have a serious problem call your local exterminator for a professional Advice 🙂