How do I get rid of kissing bugs in my yard?
- Clear Out Wood and Rock Piles. Keep piles of rock and wood well away from your house and other locations nearby to help keep kissing bugs away.
- Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
- Bottle Trap.
- Essential Oils.
- Shiny Container Trap.
- Garlic Spray.
What do you do if you find a kissing bug? If you find a kissing bug, the CDC recommends you do not touch or squash it. To help understand the problem and how many carry the disease, the CDC is asking for help. They suggest you place a container on top of the kissing bug for 24 hours, and then seal the bug inside the container.
Does bug repellent work on kissing bugs? Citronella oil appears to be a promising potential repellent to prevent sleeping people from being bitten by kissing bugs.
Do kissing bugs live outside? Triatomine bugs (also called “kissing bugs”, cone-nosed bugs, and blood suckers) can live indoors, in cracks and holes of substandard housing, or in a variety of outdoor settings including the following: Beneath porches.