Stink Bugs

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What are stink bugs?

Stink bugs were not originally native here in the United States. Rather, they found their way over from Asia back in 1996. They are also known as a “shield bug” due to their oval-shaped bodies that come to a point at the rear. Stink bugs have made a name for themselves due to the pungent odor they emit from glands when handled, threatened, or squished. Adult stink bugs grow to roughly 17 millimeters in length and come in varying shades of brown and tan, sometimes with coppery or metallic blue patched heads.

Stink bug

Are stink bugs dangerous?

Despite the foul and off-putting odor they emit and their annoying habits, stink bugs are no more than nuisance pests that disturb everyday living. They do not sting or bite, and they are not venomous or poisonous. However, stink bugs can pose a threat to agriculture and farms by feeding on crops.

Why do I have stink bug problems?

Stink bugs tend to invade homes during the late fall months as the weather grows colder. When the weather is warm enough, these pests can commonly be found soaking up the heat on the sunny sides of home or business. They will often wander further into your home or business through an open window or door or, or through a crack or gap in its exterior foundation. They will likely stick around for a while if they find the warmth they’re looking for.

Where are stink bugs commonly found?

Stink bugs can often be found on the side of homes, garages, or sheds, around windows and doors, and near gardens and fruit trees in warmer months. In the late fall, they typically take up residence inside wall voids, crawl spaces, and attic areas.

How do I get rid of stink bugs?

No matter what we do, stink bugs return fall after fall looking for ways to get in and share our warmth. This is why investing in quality, full-service pest control is so important. However, you shouldn’t simply choose the first local pest control company you find online. You should choose Green Pest Management, a group of professionals who care about your general well-being and will go the extra mile to help you achieve a stress- and pest-free life. Partner with Green Pest Management today and find out what quality pest control for your home looks like!

How can I prevent stink bugs in the future?

Stink bugs can be a difficult pest to manage alone. Store-bought pesticides fall short, custom DIY tips leave the job half done, and no matter what you do, it will always seem like a stink bug-free home is just out of reach. However, at Green Pest Management, we offer solutions that we have mastered over years of training in the pest control industry. We have the knowledge needed to get and keep stink bugs out. If you are looking to get your home or business entirely stink bug-free, you’ll find the solution at Green Pest Management!

Reach out to us to learn more about our stink bug control options and how they can keep invading stink bugs out of your home!