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Brown marmorated stink bugs or stink bugs are regularly found in our area. The invasive pest is native to Asia although it has been in the United States since 1996. The first stink bugs in the United States were discovered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. They’re called stink bugs because they release a hideous odor from the small glands near their thorax. Today, they’re found in most states. The stink bugs in our area can grow up to three-quarters of an inch. They’re either gray or brown and come in many shades. They’re easy to spot because their back is shaped like a triangular plate. They also have antennas with white stripes.
Why Do You Have Stink Bugs?
It is easy to find out why stink bugs are living in your home. These pests are overwintering pests. Therefore, they’re going to find a way to enter your home in late fall. They cannot tolerate cold temperatures, so they don’t want to get stuck outside. They’re going to remain hidden in your home until the temperatures increase. Once this happens, the stink bugs in your home will return outside. When they’re outside, they’re consuming plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Dangers Of Stink Bugs
Stink bugs aren’t dangerous to people or pets. Even if they’re living in your home, they’re not going to make people sick. They don’t bite or spread illnesses. Thankfully, this isn’t something that should concern you. The biggest problem is that stink bugs can be a nuisance pest. Suck them up with your vacuum and get rid of them promptly. They’re not going anywhere otherwise.
Ways To Eliminate Stink Bugs
Stink bugs will eventually leave your home. However, you’ll have to put up with them throughout the cold, winter months. Nobody wants to allow them to stay in your home for that long. Therefore, you should grab your vacuum and try to suck them up. Once you’ve done that, make sure they do not escape your vacuum and return to your home. Place the contents of the vacuum into a plastic bag and zip it. Then, they won’t be able to escape. Throw the bag away outside somewhere.
Otherwise, call our office and let us handle it for you.
What About DIY Methods?
Certain do-it-yourself methods can eliminate stink bugs, but they might not eliminate the whole infestation. While you can experiment with these methods, you likely won’t achieve your goals. Instead, we recommend hiring a professional. If you want long-term solutions, call our office and let us resolve the problem for you.
We’re here and we’re ready to help you. When you’re ready to start, call our office. We hope you’ll let us serve you because we offer reasonably priced services. Call our office to get a free quote. The price of our service depends on the size of your property.
Preventing Invasions Of Stink Bugs
Stink bugs have to enter your home to survive. Otherwise, the cold weather is going to be too much for them. Therefore, you should do what you can to keep them out. Seal any gaps you find on your outer walls. Once you’ve done that, the stink bugs around your home will have a harder time entering your residence.
When Can You Start?
Call our office right away. We’re ready to begin and will get back to you within 48 hours.