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Stink bugs or Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are invasive pests that originate in Asia. These pests haven’t been in North America for long, but they’ve made a big impact already. The first stink bugs in the United States were found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s. Since then, they’ve been found in many other states, including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. They are either half an inch or three-quarters of an inch. Plus, they have a triangular-shaped back so they’re easy to identify.
Why You Have Stink Bugs
Now that you’ve found stink bugs in your home, you’ll want to find out why they’re there. Ultimately, stink bugs invade homes because they’re trying to avoid the cold weather. They usually sneak into homes in late fall. As a result, stink bugs are overwintering pests. When the temperatures rise in spring, these pests will attempt to leave your home.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Stink bugs are not dangerous to humans or pets. They won’t bite or transmit diseases. Still, they have to be removed because they can make your home uncomfortable.
Eradicating Stink Bugs
Stink bugs are hardy pests that are difficult to eliminate. However, there is one reliable trick to use. If you’ve found a few stink bugs in your office, grab your vacuum cleaner. Use it to vacuum them up. Then, you can place the contents in a plastic bag and dispose of it outside somewhere. However, some infestations are larger and more difficult to handle. In these situations, our technicians can help. Call us so we can take care of the infestation for you.
Doing It Without A Professional
Although it is wise to work with a professional, you may contemplate doing it alone. You might be able to deal with small infestations, but a professional is better for bigger infestations. Using certain insecticides could be dangerous. Therefore, you cannot use these products haphazardly. Work with our technicians and put your mind at ease.
Stink Bug Eradication Costs
We cannot tell you what the price is going to be until we examine your home. We try to offer standard pricing when possible. As a result, the cost will depend on the size of your home. Either way, our qualified exterminator will give you a bid price before the exterminator begins.
Preventing Stink Bugs From Invading
Unfortunately, stink bugs will go to great lengths to enter your home this fall. Keeping them out won’t be easy. If you want to reduce the risks, you need to properly seal your home’s exterior walls. Doing so will make a difference. It’ll make it more difficult for stink bugs to find a way to enter your home.