What are stink bugs?
Stink bugs are part of the group of pests known as fall pests. Stink bugs are easily recognizable because of the triangular shaped plate on their backs, which is why they are often called "shield bugs." These pests got their name from their ability to emit a foul smell from small glands located on their thorax when they feel threatened or are squished. Adult stink bugs are less than 1 inch long, approximately 17mm and are almost as wide as they are long. They are typically different shades of brown on their upper and lower bodies, but can have patches of coppery or bluish-metallic on their head and pronotum.
Why do I have them?
New Jersey stink bugs are primarily considered a nuisance pest as they make their way indoors during the cooler, fall months in search of a cozy place to spend the winter. They are attracted to the warm, sunny side of buildings and will find access to the inside of homes and other buildings utilizing cracks and crevices around windows and doors, under siding and other areas. Stink bugs may also be a problem in the early spring when they become active again.
Are they dangerous?
Stink bugs are not a threat to people or pets, nor do they reproduce indoors. They can, however, cause significant damage to agricultural crops as they feed on fruits, vegetables and other farm crops. They are also considered a nuisance pest as they can gather in large numbers inside your property.
How do I get rid of stink bugs?
Stink bugs can be found both indoors and out making them very difficult to control and eradicate. A ChemTec pest professional will design a customized stink bug control program that fits the specific needs of your property with the goal of reducing the number of these nuisance pests that may invade your home each fall.
Can I do it myself?
Trying to eliminate stink bugs on your own is not something with which many homeowners in New Jersey and New York have much success. Many do-it-yourself remedies to rid your property of stink bugs simply do not work as the materials they use are not effective and can actually make your stink bug problem worse. Remember – if misused or mixed improperly, do-it-yourself pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets or plants.
Is the treatment safe?
The pest professionals at ChemTec Pest Control will first correctly identify a stink bug problem in your home or business and then create a treatment plan that will eliminate your pest problem quickly and in an environmentally responsible manner. Before any treatments begin, our inspectors will consult with you regarding your children, pets and gardens and then based on your current situation they will customize a treatment plan specifically for you.
How soon can you get here?
ChemTec Pest Control is committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
What is the guarantee?
Our guarantee is simple: if you are not completely satisfied, we will give you your money back. If you have a problem with the pest after our services, just call us and we will come back to re-treat for the pest at no additional charge within the warranty period. We want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with our services and we will always work towards that goal.
How can I prevent this in the future?
Many pest problems can be difficult to prevent so many of our customers choose a continuous Protection Program to help guard against future stink bug infestations.
Where does ChemTec Pest Control service?
ChemTec provides service throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union Counties in New Jersey. We also provide service to Rockland and Orange Counties in New York.
"The technician was thoroughly knowledgeable on the nature of the insect species and how to safely and effectively eliminate them.
- Kevin M.., Fort Lee, New Jersey