Stink bugs are agricultural pests that can be a stinky nuisance when they come indoors. Check out what you need to do when it comes to proper stink bug removal.
Identifying Stink Bugs for Removal
Stink bugs are a type of agricultural pest that live on farms, in orchards, and in gardens. They feed on apples, peaches, tomatoes, corn, soybeans, peppers, and other fruits and vegetables.
Stink bugs emit a foul odor as a defense mechanism or when they are crushed. When inside a home, the smell can be quite potent and overwhelming.
Do you need stink bug control? You can identify stink bugs by these characteristics:
- Mottled grayish-brown bodies with a distinctive triangular plate or shield on their backs
- About ¾-inch long
- Almost as wide as they are long
- Six legs
- Long antennae
Dangers Associated with Stink Bugs
Stink bugs are not a threat to people or pets. They don’t damage wood or wood surfaces. But they are a nuisance because they invade structures. If they’ve come into your home, you may need the services of stink bug removal professionals.
Stink Bug Control and Prevention
When the weather cools in the fall, stink bugs gather on the warm, sunny sides of homes and other buildings. There, they can enter structures through small openings in the walls or foundations. Once inside, they will stay the winter behind walls and underneath floors.
Prevent them from entering your home by using these stink bug control methods:
- Find and seal cracks and crevices in foundations and walls.
- Find and caulk gaps and spaces under and around windows and doors, installing new door sweeps as needed.
- Seal spaces around air conditioners, wires, pipes, and other utilities entering the home.
- Make sure window and door screens are completely intact.
Stink Bug Removal
The best and least smelly way to get rid of a stink bug problem is calling stink bug control professionals. ChemTec Pest Control technicians can:
- Determine how stink bugs are entering your home.
- Find their hiding areas.
- Remove the stink bugs.
We also offer home pest control services that provide year-round protection from common household pests, including stink bugs and more. For more information on our professional stink bug removal services, contact ChemTec today!