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What Are Stink Bugs?
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is simply referred to as stink bugs. It is an invasive pest insect that is native to Asia. Over the past few years, stink bugs have landed in North America, and they’ve quickly become a household pest. As the name implies, stink bugs have an offensive smell that is used as a protective mechanism. Stink bugs will release this bad odor when they’re scared and squashed. In the United States, the first stink bug was identified in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. Since then, they have been found throughout the country. Most stink bugs range in size from a ½ to ¾ of an inch. They’re primarily brown or gray. They’re easy to identify thanks to their unique shield-like shape.
Why Do I Have Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs fall into the overwintering category, so they’re going to try to enter your home during the winter months. They’ll enter your home through cracks, crevices, and gaps. When the temperatures increase around spring, they’ll attempt to leave your home and return outside. If you find a lot of stink bugs in your home during the spring months, you likely had an overwintering pest problem. During spring and summer, these bugs will damage ornamental, vegetable, and fruit plants.
Around Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Despite causing numerous problems, stink bugs are not dangerous. They will not pose any dangers to humans or animals. They will not reproduce inside of residential or commercial structures. However, they will become a nuisance when they enter your home and try to survive the winter. You cannot squash these bugs, because doing so will lead to a terrible odor being released.
How Do I Remove Stink Bugs?
Once you’ve found stink bugs in your home, you’ll want to remove them immediately. If you don’t, your problem is quickly going to worsen. Thankfully, you can get rid of stink bugs using your vacuum cleaner. All you need to do is use the vacuum to suck them up. Don’t dispose of the stink bugs immediately though. Instead, you’ll want to place them in a plastic, resealable bag first. You’ll be able to toss the bag in the garbage knowing that the bugs aren’t going to return. If you’re having problems with a large infestation, you’ll need to hire a professional. Contact us because we offer cost-effective, reliable stink bug extermination services.
Will DIY Solutions Work?
You may decide to travel this path alone. Can you or will you be wasting your time? Ultimately, your options are plentiful. You can try using DIY techniques, but there is a risk that they will not work. Instead, you need a long-term solution. We recommend hiring us. We can help you get rid of the bugs and keep them away. Alternatively, you can use the vacuum cleaner method mentioned above.
How Much Does Stink Bug Removal Cost?
The price of our services depends on several factors, including the size of your home and the severity of your infestation. We offer standard pricing when extra effort is not needed. We also offer custom services with custom pricing depending on the type and severity of the infestation. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about services and prices.
How Do I Stop Future Stink Bug Infestations?
There are several effective ways to deal with stink bugs. However, some methods are not proven or effective. We recommend contacting us, so we can help you assemble a plan that works exceptionally well for you and your loved ones.
When Can You Begin?
We’re ready to go. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Once you’ve done that, we can likely visit your home in 24 to 48 hours.