Stink Bugs are native to Asia and were accidently introduced to the United States in the late 90s. These insects have no known predators and have been able to reproduce rapidly over the past twenty years. They don’t pose a threat to humans — only crops, but once handled they can release an unpleasant odor.
Want to prevent these 6-legged omnivores from entering your home and stinking it up? Be on the offense, not on the defense.
Here are some easy ways:
- Find the cracks and crevices in your home and seal them up. Especially around windows and doors.
- Replace any broken or damaged screens.
- If you have exterior lighting, try using yellow bulbs which are less attractive to Stink Bugs.
- Get a preventive treatment from a Licensed Pest Control Technician.
Stink bugs like to find shelter in your home during the fall, between August and October, and then stay there through the winter awaiting spring.
Call your local pest control company today. Depending on the time of year, they will have several different approaches and treatment options for you.