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What Are Stink Bugs?
You’ve likely heard the term stink bugs. Well, you’ll find that Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are an invasive pest insect that is new to the United States. It comes from Asia and has quickly become one of the most common household pests in the United States. The first stink bug in the United States was found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. These pests can be found in various states, including Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Florida. They grow up to three-quarters of an inch with most being brown or gray. They have a unique triangle-shaped plate on their back as well as white stripes on their antennas.
Why Are Stink Bugs In My Home?
If you have stink bugs in your home, you didn’t do anything wrong. It has nothing to do with your housekeeping activities. Instead, you have to understand that stink bugs are overwintering pests. As a result, they’re going to try to enter your home during late fall. They need to enter your home to survive during the winter. If you have them on your property in spring and summer, they’re there to consume your vegetables, fruits, and plants.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Thankfully, stink bugs are not dangerous to humans or pets. Even if they sneak into your home, they’re not going to reproduce inside. They can be a nuisance pest though. They can accumulate and become a big problem for homeowners. When they try to leave in Spring, you’ll find yourself in a messy situation. Don’t stress or squash stink bugs, because this will cause them to release a bad odor.
Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs
Ultimately, getting rid of stink bugs doesn’t have to be difficult. All you have to do is use your vacuum cleaner. You’ll want to use your vacuum cleaner to suck up the stink bugs in your home. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to dispose of the vacuum’s contents placing them in a plastic bag. Make sure that the bag is sealed before throwing it in the trash. If the infestation is too much for you to handle, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can get rid of these pests for you.
Can I Eliminate Stink Bugs Myself?
Depending on the severity of the infestation, you can likely get rid of the stink bugs on your own. As mentioned above, you can use your vacuum cleaner to get rid of them. However, it should be noted that this technique is not going to work for large infestations. If you have a bigger problem, you should hire a professional. We know how to take care of this problem rapidly so we encourage you to call us.
How Much Is Stink Bug Removal?
When you work with us, our exterminator will tell you the bid price before the treatment process begins. We’ll make sure that you know what you’re going to pay ahead of time. We try to use standard pricing when possible. When possible, we’ll charge a specific price based on the size of your home and the size of your infestation. If special service is needed, we’ll need to adjust the price accordingly.
Preventing Stink Bugs
To prevent stink bugs from entering your home, you need to properly seal your home. Make sure that all cracks and gaps are dealt with. Stink bugs will try to enter your home during the fall because they want to get away from the cold weather. If you clock them outside, they won’t be able to enter your home and turn your life upside down.
When Can You Begin?
When you’re ready to begin, pick up the phone and call our local office. We can respond in 24 to 48 hours.