Pentatomoidea or Stink bug is a family of insects. Also known as shield bugs and chust bugs, these bugs feature glands in the thorax in between the legs through which a liquid with foul odor is secreted. This liquid acts as a deterrent for the potential predators. This liquid may be released if the stink bugs are carelessly handled. This liquid can also cause irritation, if it gets sprayed in the eyes. If it so happens, then the eyes should be immediately washed. The foul smell comes from the aldehydes. Once these bugs enter a household, their foul smell may permeate the entire house. Unless and until one loves this foul smell (which is quite unlikely), it would be a good idea to get rid of these bugs as soon as possible.
One of the best things to do is to stop these bugs from entering the house itself. This can be done by sealing all entry points, spraying the exteriors with insecticides etc. and making a few adjustments in lighting so that the bugs do not come near the house.
However, despite all your best efforts, it might be possible that an odd bug may eventually enter your house. If such a situation arises, then the last thing that you could possibly do is to squat the bug. The bug would act in its self defense and release the odor. One should therefore carefully handle the bugs and throw them out of the house. In this regard, light traps for stink bugs can be of great help.
As it is, the stink bugs are attracted to light and therefore these light traps are quite effective in getting rid of these bugs. The light would attract the bugs and they would get caught in these traps. After these bugs are caught in the trap, you may throw them out of the house. You can install these light traps for stink bugs at various places in the house, especially around the possible entry points of these bugs, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. Make sure that you keep changing the position of the traps, if no bugs seem to be caught.
When it comes to light traps for stink bugs, you can buy them from the local stores or online. You may also make them. In fact, it is not very difficult to make these traps. Anyone can do so. There are several websites on the internet, where you can get DIY ideas in regard to making a light trap. However, if you do not want to spend that much of efforts, then you may visit an online or offline store and buy such traps for yourself.