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Stink Bugs

What are stink bugs?

Stink bugs were not originally native here in the United States, but 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 17mm in length and come in varying shades of brown and tan, with sometimes coppery or metallic blue patched heads.

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Are stink bugs dangerous?

Despite the foul and offputting odor they emit and their annoying habits, stink bugs are no more than nuisance pests that disturb everyday living. They do not sting, bite, and are neither venomous nor 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. From there, they 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. Once inside, if stink bugs find the warmth they are looking for, they will likely stick around for a while.

Where are stink bugs commonly found?

During the warmer months, stink bugs can often be found on the side of your homes, garages, or sheds, around windows and doors, and near gardens and fruit trees. When these overwintering pests invade homes 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 quality, full-service pest control is so important. When you partner with Green Pest Management, you will not only find freedom from the pest pressuring your home or business. At Green Pest Management you will find a group of professionals that care about your general well-being and will go out of their way to help you achieve the most stress-free, and pest-free, life possible! All you have to do is give us a call and we'll do the rest! Partner with us at 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 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, here at Green Pest Management, we offer solutions that we have mastered over years of training. 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, your solution lies here with Green Pest Management!

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


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