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Brown marmorated stink bugs are commonly found in the United States. These invasive pests are from Asia but they’ve been in the United States for many years. These pests were first found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. Once they arrived in America, they quickly spread across the country. Today, they’re found in many states, including Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and elsewhere. These pests are called stink bugs because they release a foul odor from the glands located near their thoraxes.
Stink bugs grow up to three-quarters of an inch. In terms of color, they’re gray or brown, and they have a triangular back with white and black stripes on their antennas.
Reasons Stink Bugs Invade
Are you wondering why stink bugs have invaded your home? The reason is simple. Stink bugs are overwintering pests so they’ll try to invade your home before the cold temperatures arrive. These pests are relentless. As a result, they’re going to find a way to sneak into your home regardless. They’re small enough to slip through tiny cracks and gaps. As long as you’re patient, you can sleep soundly knowing these pests are going to leave your home when the temperatures rise. During spring and summer, these pests consume plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Either way, stink bugs are overwintering pests so they’ll try to enter your home in late fall. They want to avoid the cold temperatures. Take steps to defend your home and prevent these pests from invading. Our technicians can give you tips and advice for keeping them out.
Health Hazards Associated With Stink Bugs
You’re likely worried about stink bugs making you sick. They’re not going to make you sick in terms of biting or transmitting illnesses. Nevertheless, these pests can create issues for homeowners, renters, and business owners. They’re a nuisance and they’re going to make your home stink. Don’t crush them as this will cause them to emit a stinky smell. Get rid of them or they’ll turn your home into a mess. Otherwise, you don’t need to worry about these pests making you sick.
Dealing With Stink Bugs
It is pertinent to find ways to deal with stink bugs quickly and efficiently. If you’re not careful, there is a risk that you’re going to crush or stress the bugs. Once this happens, they’re going to release a foul odor. Using a vacuum to get rid of them might be wise. However, you should avoid do-it-yourself methods because many of them are unsafe. If you need assistance dealing with your infestation, contact our office and let us fix it for you. Our technicians are always eager to help. We use EPA-registered products to fix the problem. Contact us to learn more about our stink bug removal services.
You can try tinkering with do-it-yourself techniques, but they’re not recommended. These methods come with some risks, including inefficiency and health hazards. Unless you know how to use these products and methods, it is best to avoid them. Otherwise, you may expose yourself to unsafe chemicals. You can suck up the bugs using a vacuum cleaner. If you do this, you can dispose of them outside. You can experiment with these techniques, but they likely won’t remedy the problem for you. Unfortunately, some of them are unsafe.
Before using these products, it would be wise to consult with a qualified exterminator. They’ll provide you with tips and suggestions for taking care of the problem safely.
Stink Bug Removal Costs
The cost of removing stink bugs depends on several factors. When someone calls us, we have to carefully examine the client’s home before we can give them a bid price. In general, the price depends on the size of the client’s property. We offer standard pricing when the standard services are used. Remember that you can accept or deny our bid price. We recommend shopping around so you can get the best service and price.
Stopping These Bugs From Invading
You might be able to stop some bedbugs from invading your home. Start by sealing any gaps and cracks around your home. If you find gaps around your doors or windows, seal these gaps as soon as possible. Depending on the material you’re working with, you may need to use caulk or sealant. Seal your exterior walls before winter and you might be able to keep these pests out.
When Can The Stink Bug Extermination Begin?
Call our office and we’ll call you back within a day or so. The extermination can begin shortly after that.