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Brown marmorated stink bugs have become increasingly common in Temecula California. The invasive pest is from Asia and only reached North America in the mid-90s. The first confirmed sighting was registered in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. Unfortunately, these pests did not stay put. They’ve quickly spread across the country. Today, they can be found in countless states, including Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and elsewhere. The stink bug receives its name because it releases a foul odor from the glands near its thorax. It typically does this when it is squashed or scared.
The largest stink bugs can reach three-quarters of an inch in length while the smallest is usually half an inch. They’re either gray or brown. You can easily identify this best thanks to its unique black that is shaped like a shield. You’ll also notice small white stripes on the bug’s antennas. While they’re not dangerous, we recommend eliminating them promptly.
Reasons Stink Bugs Want To Enter Your Home
Why have stink bugs decided to enter your home? What makes them so desperate to enter buildings? Ultimately, stink bugs do not like cold weather. They fit into the overwintering pest category so they have to find suitable shelter before the cold temperatures arrive. They can hide elsewhere, but many are going to sneak into your home. Since they’re small and thin, they’ll have no difficulty slipping through the smallest holes and gaps. Once they’ve found a way inside, they’ll remain inside your residence until the temperatures increase.
Then, they’ll come out of hiding and go outside where they’ll feed on fruits and vegetables. During the summer months, stink bugs can create big problems for gardeners and farmers.
Can Stink Bugs Hurt People?
Stink bugs aren’t dangerous to people or pets. They’re not going to sting or bite you. Plus, they do not contaminate food sources or spread illnesses. Nevertheless, stink bugs are not pets. They’re pests that you’ll want to get rid of as quickly as possible. You must be careful when handling stink bugs. If you grab them, they’re going to release a foul odor. The smell will cling to your skin. Since you don’t want this to happen, you’ll need to find a better solution. Try vacuuming up the bugs. Once you’ve done that, you can trap them inside the container and take them outside.
Regardless, you don’t have to worry about stink bugs hurting you, your loved ones, or your pets. They will destroy your plants though.
Eliminating Techniques For Stink Bugs
Are you tired of having to deal with stink bugs? They will return to your home every fall so they can escape the cold winter weather. Since stink bugs aren’t dangerous, they’re not difficult to remove. As mentioned previously, you can use a vacuum to dispose of them. Suck them up to trap them in the vacuum’s canister. Once you’ve done that, you can take them away from your home and release them. Just remember that it is going to take a lot of time and energy to eliminate a whole infestation using this method. Therefore, you may want to consider hiring a qualified professional.
If you have hundreds of stink bugs in your home, it is likely best to hire an exterminator. Our technicians can help you eliminate these pests and create a plan to keep them out next winter.
DIY Techniques For Stink Bugs
If you want to use DIY methods for stink bugs, make sure you’re using safe techniques. While you can find chemical sprays, you have to understand that they could be dangerous. Instead, you should use your vacuum cleaner. Just remember that this is not going to be a good solution for severe infestations. If hundreds of stink bugs are living in your home, you’ll likely need professional assistance. Our friendly exterminators can provide you with long-term results.
Average Stink Bug Treatment Cost
You cannot ignore the potential cost of stink bug treatments. Unfortunately, many consumers have difficulty paying for unexpected expenses. While this is understandable, it is best to resolve the problem immediately. You’ll also want to get long-lasting results. We believe our services are worth it. The price of our service will depend on the circumstances of your situation. For instance, we have to consider the severity of the infestation and the size of your property. Once we’ve inspected the problem, we’ll give you a free quote.
Preventing Invasions Of Stink Bugs
In many cases, you can prevent stink bugs from entering your home. However, they may sneak inside when you open your front door. With this in mind, stink bugs can still find a way inside. You should still make it harder for them to do so. The best way to do that is by sealing all gaps and holes around your exterior walls. Use caulk or sealant to block these entry points. If the pests can’t find an entry point, you may not have to deal with a future infestation.
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