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What Are Stink Bugs?
The brown marmorated stink bug is a type of invasive pest insect from Asia. The pest is new to North America, but it has quickly spread across the United States. As the name suggests, stink bugs can release a bad odor when they’re stressed. The first stink bug in the United States was discovered in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. Stink bugs can be found in several states, including Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Virginia. Most range from half to three-quarters of an inch in length. They’re brown or gray with a shield-like shape on their backs.
Why Do I Have Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs fit into the overwintering pest category. As a result, they’ll try to enter your home before the winter months arrive. They’ll do so by climbing through small cracks, crevices, and holes. When the temperatures increase, the stink bugs in your home will head back outside. You’ll likely find them in and around your home. If stink bugs are found in your home during spring, you likely had an overwintering pest problem. If you find them in spring and summer, they’re likely looking for crops.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
By all accounts, stink bugs are not dangerous. You won’t need to worry about them biting you or transmit diseases, but they will cause other problems. Once they’ve found a way inside, they’re not going to reproduce inside. They’ll try to leave your home when spring arrives. You need to get rid of them by using your vacuum cleaner.
What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs?
Using a vacuum cleaner is the best way to get rid of the stink bugs in your home. Grab your vacuum, turn it on, and use it to suck up the stink bugs. Once you’ve done that, place the vacuum’s contents in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and dispose of it outside away from your home. If you’re trying to get rid of stink bugs from your yard, you’ll need to contact a professional. We offer stink bug removal services that you can count on.
Can I Eliminate Stink Bugs Myself?
Depending on the size of the infestation, you might be able to take care of the problem yourself. If you only have a few stink bugs, you can remove them from your home using a vacuum cleaner. However, you’ll also need to reduce the stink bug population outside of your home. This isn’t going to be easy. Rely on a professional to ensure that the problem is dealt with promptly and safely.
How Much Is Stink Bug Treatment?
We work diligently to provide our clients with cost-effective, affordable treatment options. Before the treatment begins, our exterminator will tell you what the price will be. In most cases, we’ll offer standard pricing. However, custom pricing is available when it is necessary.
How Can I Stop Stink Bugs From Entering My Home?
You likely won’t be able to stop all stink bugs from entering your home. However, you can take steps to protect your home. Check the exterior walls and make sure all cracks, holes, and gaps are properly filled. Do this and prevent stink bugs from sneaking inside during the winter months.