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RESCUE! offers both outdoor and indoor solution for stink bugs

SBTR-L For all of you who are seeing stink bugs on your toothbrush, or discovering dozens a day inside your home, help is on the way!

In addition to our forthcoming outdoor Stink Bug Trap, RESCUE!® unveiled an indoor solution for stink bugs last week at the 2011 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

Available in July 2011, the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap works outdoors to intercept adult stink bugs before they enter homes, as well as the younger generations that damage gardens and fruit trees. The trap lures multiple species of pest stink bugs with pheromone attractants that are odor-free to humans.

The reusable trap comes with a 2-week attractant supply and has a suggested retail price of $19.99. A 7-week attractant refill will be sold separately for around $9.99 retail.

When stink bugs venture inside homes to overwinter as summer turns to fall, RESCUE!® has a trap for that as well. With a light accessory that retails around $17.99, the same RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap can be used indoors. The blue LED light attachment plugs into a wall outlet and illuminates the trap to draw stink bugs when they are active inside the home.

Once stink bugs are trapped either outdoors or indoors, they dehydrate inside the trap chamber for easy, odor-free disposal and reuse. 

The stink bug has been called a “terrorist bug”; its spread deemed a “national crisis”. It has received major media attention since September 2010 when its populations exploded in the U.S.. RESCUE!® is the first established lawn & garden product manufacturer to offer an answer to the growing problem.

Stink Bugs damage fruit, vegetables and farm crops – but when they invade the indoors in colder weather, they really raise a stink. With no effective natural enemies, stink bugs have been discovered in 33 states to this point – most recently in Michigan and Iowa.

Outdoor testing of the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap was conducted at the USDA’s 800-acre facility in Beltsville, MD. RESCUE!® designed both the trap and the controlled-release technology for the pheromones, enabling the attractants to last over a number of weeks and lure stink bugs from a 30-foot radius.

RESCUE!® became aware of this pest in 2002, as a result of working with university and federal researchers who saw a stink bug infestation as having potential to be a significant problem in the U.S.. When the stink bug population exploded in late summer/fall 2010, the R&D Department took its knowledge gained from these years of research to come up with a retail product to trap these pests.

Established in 1982, parent company Sterling International, Inc. sells its RESCUE!® traps and attractants for wasps, hornets, yellowjackets, flies, Japanese beetles and Oriental beetles through home improvement centers, hardware stores and lawn & garden retailers throughout the U.S. and beyond. The traps are manufactured in the USA at Sterling’s headquarters in Spokane, Washington.



May 17, 2011 in New RESCUE! Products, Stink Bugs | Permalink


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I need some now! My porch just got invaded by over one hundred stink bugs. I went to both Lowe's and The Home Depot and they have no idea about your product. Will you send me one?



Posted by: Scott Patnode | May 21, 2011 12:30:27 PM

I have had the W-H-Y up for 2 months with no catches in the top chamber. Catches seem to escape from the bottom
(just witnessed!)

Posted by: willard newton | May 22, 2011 5:57:35 PM

Do you have a list of retailers?

Posted by: Rob | May 24, 2011 1:07:32 PM

Please post a list of retailers who carry your products. I work at Lowe's and no one in our lawn and garden dept. has heard of Rescue!

Posted by: Suzanne Holder | Jun 1, 2011 7:30:31 AM

What a waste of money. I purchased this WHY Trap and have had it up for a week with no results !

I hpoe this company will be out of business soon !

Someone is getting rich but this product is a rip off and does not work.

Posted by: paul | Jun 12, 2011 10:15:56 AM

I bought my first WHY trap last year and must have wiped out the wasps since I have not seen any this year, you can bet the trap is up and baited. I used to try to contol them with flyswatters on the porch.

Posted by: Burt | Jun 15, 2011 9:09:03 AM

this trap is a waste of time and money. i had this trap up for two weeks . only one flew in and that one escaped, thank you for this horrible waste of 14.00 dollars

Posted by: frank the dago | Jul 25, 2011 2:07:31 PM

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Posted by: Reliable Marketer | Aug 9, 2011 10:54:18 PM

Where can I get the refil #model WHYTA. I bought the unit at Wal-Mart but they have not had the refils all this year but had it last year. I think it works great as I have humming bird feeders



Posted by: pamela | Aug 24, 2011 11:04:48 AM

I purchased one for late August and only caught one stinkbug.

I put it out in my veggie garden in the midst of the tomatoes surrounded by stink bugs - not a single bug entered the trap. When the stink bugs started to appear on my deck in early September, I moved it there. Again, the deck was loaded with hundreds of them and I finally caught one after a week.

I just wasted my money on it and turned to a large cup with sopay water and pocket knife togo around the tap them into the soapy death. Managed to remove a thousand or more over the past month this way, keeping them from my inside my house quite successfully.

Posted by: jamadan | Oct 11, 2011 1:36:18 PM

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