How To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs Around Your Home
January 14, 2023 - Stink Bugs
Author - Tom Miche
Many rural areas are lovely places to call home, with beautiful natural surroundings, fun attractions, and a rich history. However, pests like the stink bug manage to invade your peaceful haven and create havoc in homes and yards.
Don't underestimate these insect pests, as they can quickly take over your home. As soon as you see one of these bugs on your property, make an appointment with a qualified pest control company.
How To Identify A Stink Bug
What is a stink bug? The stink bug is an invasive species that earned its moniker from the terrible smell it emits when squished. If you notice the following characteristics, you've likely encountered a stink bug:
The insect has six legs and a shield-like, triangular shape.
The color of the body is a mottled brown with bits of gray.
The pest, as an adult, measures about 3/4 inch in length and has fully developed wings.
If you discover stink bugs in your home, avoid the urge to squish them. Try using a vacuum to remove them and discard the bag immediately.
The most important thing to do if you see stink bugs around your property is to contact Miche Pest Control and ask about pest control for stink bugs. We can help get your stink bug situation under control before you have an infestation.
The Problem With Stink Bugs Hanging Around Your Home
When cooler weather sets in around autumn, it's not uncommon for stink bugs to invade your home. These pests seek a place to hide from predators and stay warm.
Do stink bugs bite? Thankfully, stink bugs don't bite humans or pets and do not create damage to buildings. However, they do grow their populations to infestation levels, and when these insects get squashed or agitated, they release a foul-smelling odor from their glands.
The stink bug is a nuisance inside homes, as these pests may trigger allergies in some people and can hide anywhere. You may find hundreds of stink bugs around baseboards, under sofas, bookshelves, and other spaces.
Be careful about leaving yard debris or vegetation outside your property. These invading pests like to feed on fruits, vegetables, and leaves. Ornamental plants inside your home aren't safe from these pests either.
Seal off cracks and crevices where stink bugs may enter. Fill in gaps around plumbing, install weather stripping, and caulk windows. You can also contact Miche Pest Control to treat the exterior and interior of your home to prevent a stink bug invasion.
The Problem With Trying To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs On Your Own
Although stink bugs are not venomous or dangerous to humans and pets, you don't need to tolerate them on your property. These insect pests tend to enter your home in the hundreds and are not easy to evict once they get settled.
You can try the following to minimize issues, but don't delay having pest control services visit your home if stink bugs seem to be getting ahead of your prevention efforts.
Check your items before bringing them inside in case stink bugs have hitched a ride.
Reduce moisture in your home by improving ventilation, using a dehumidifier, and repairing leaks.
Ensure screens are in good repair and free of holes. Seal cracks and crevices around windows and doors.
Turn off porch lights or use a timer or motion sensor, as lights attract stink bugs and other insect pests.
Keep food and garbage sealed so pests don't have easy access.
Clean your home regularly, both inside and out, and minimize clutter as much as possible.
You can take these steps to make your home less attractive to stink bugs, but once these pests make their way inside, it's best to have a technician from Miche Pest Control inspect and treat your home.
Contact The Pros To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs For Good!
There's no reason to struggle to eliminate stink bugs in your home using homemade solutions or store-bought bait and traps. Instead, let the experts at Miche Pest Control fix your stink bug problem.
We serve the needs of homes and are happy to provide quarterly pest control services. Ask us about our exterior perimeter power spray or interior treatments to keep your home pest free. We guarantee our services, so call Miche Pest Control today for the best pest control.
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