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What Are Stink Bugs?
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is simply known as the stink bug. The invasive pest insect originates in Asia and recently made its way to North America, with the first stink bugs in the United States being found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. Since then, stink bugs have spread across the United States. They’ve been found in many states, including West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. Stink bugs release a bad odor when they’re scared or crushed. They can reach three-quarters of an inch with most being brown or gray. Their back is shaped like a shield.
Why Are Stink Bugs In My Home?
If you have stink bugs, it was nothing you did. Instead, these pests are trying to find a way to enter your home. Stink bugs fit into the overwintering pest category, so they want to enter your home before winter arrives. When the temperatures rise in spring, the bugs will emerge and head outside. During spring and summer, stink bugs are structural and agricultural pests. They can destroy your fruit, ornamental, and vegetable plants.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Thankfully, stink bugs are not dangerous. They’re not going to pose a risk to humans or pets. Even if they enter your home, they’re not going to reproduce inside. Nevertheless, they’re a nuisance pest, so you’ll want to remove them from your home and property as soon as possible. Don’t squash stink bugs because they’ll release a bad odor.
What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs?
Getting rid of stink bugs won’t be easy, but you can do it. If you’re dealing with a small infestation, you can likely remove them using a vacuum cleaner. Use your vacuum to suck up the bugs. Then, empty the vacuum’s contents into a sealed plastic bag. Finally, dispose of the bag in the garbage. If you’re dealing with a large infestation, you cannot wait to call an exterminator. Call us and let us handle the problem for you.
Can I Get Rid Of Stink Bugs Myself?
You can try getting rid of stink bugs on your own, but it likely won’t be effective. To eliminate stink bugs, it is pertinent to use the right insecticides and equipment. Choose incorrectly, and the bugs will return in the future. You can try using your vacuum cleaner, but this won’t keep them away for good. Contact us to learn more about our stink bug extermination services.
How Much Is Your Stink Bug Extermination Services?
When possible, we provide standard pricing for our stink bug extermination services. As a result, the cost of our services will depend on the size and severity of your infestation. Regardless, our skilled exterminator will let you know what you’re going to pay ahead of time.
How Can I Prevent Future Stink Bug Infestations?
Make sure your home is properly sealed to keep stink bugs out. Seal any crack or gap to keep the stink bugs outside of your home. You’ll also want to work with our exterminator. They will provide you with tips and advice for keeping the bugs out of your home. Working with us is the best way to keep the bugs away for good.