May 21, 2013 - 06:38 PM
I have read reports of "severe" infestations of stink bugs on the eastern coast of the US. The problem is that a lot of the insecticides on the market don't seem to have much of an affect on them.
One University report I read stated that Dinotefuron (Alpine) Insecticide was the best product to use. The problem is, that you can't spray everything. And trying to do so would be extremely expensive, and overall would not work anyway.
The best thing to do for Brown Marmorated Stink bugs is to vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, and then treat everything else with Alpine spray. Use Alpine Insecticidal dust and dust all cracks, crevices, etc, even going so far as to remove wall switch covers and dust (puff) inside hollow walls where possible.
You can also spray the exterior perimeter and do what is called a "wash" by simply spraying the entire surface of the outer walls with Bifen Insecticide. Bifen won't stain or damage paint.
ePest IPM Bug Traps can also help trap them indoors, although this is not a single means of control.
We have a page with more information about Brown Marmorated Stink bugs here. I know this is not much comfort, but at least these techniques and chemicals will give a little bit of control.