Stink Bugs In Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia

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What are stink bugs? 

Stink bugs are peculiar-looking insects. They are mottled brown with light and dark brown banding on the wings. They also have straight antennae and a triangular-shaped plate or shield on their backs.  Stink bugs have a small gland located on their thorax that gives off an unpleasant odor. They emit this odor to drive away threats and is the reason for their descriptive name. 

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Are stink bugs dangerous?

Stink bugs pose threats to plants and crops, not people. They use their specialized piercing, sucking mouthparts to feed on a plant's juices and, during the feeding process, make it so the fruits and vegetables can't be sold because of cosmetic damage.

The biggest reason stink bugs are so unwanted in our homes is because of the unpleasant odor they are so well known for. The good news is they don't cause structural damage, nor do they pose health concerns for people. 

Why do I have a stink bug problem?

In our area, stink bugs become most problematic for people in the fall when the temperatures begin to cool off. Stink bugs will migrate in large numbers to warm, sunny surfaces like the exterior of our homes. As they travel across a home's exterior walls, windows, and doorways, they will move inside through cracks, crevices, and other openings they discover. 

Where will I find stink bugs?

Once inside our homes, they travel to quiet spaces to overwinter, such as attics, wall voids, spaces under floors, and crawl spaces. They spend the winter, and then when the weather warms back up in the spring, they migrate back outside. When overwintering, these pests do not feed or breed.

Stink bugs spend most of the year outside. In our yards, these agricultural pests live in gardens, flowerbeds, and on landscaping plants. In addition to our residential yards, stink bugs are problematic in orchards and farms where food sources are plentiful. 

How do I get rid of stink bugs?

If you are seeing or smelling stink bugs in your home, seek help from a professional! At Miche Pest Control, our friendly, highly trained professionals can help you eliminate your current pest problem and implement the routine services necessary to keep them from returning. 
 
When you partner with the licensed experts here at Miche Pest Control, you will have peace of mind knowing we will eliminate your entire stink bug infestation. To learn more about the exceptional residential or commercial pest control services we offer throughout our service areas in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., contact Miche Pest Control today!

How can I prevent stink bugs in the future?

Preventing problems with stink bugs is difficult, but we want to help you guard your property against stink bugs by offering these helpful prevention tips:

  • Inspect your home's exterior walls sealing any cracks or gaps that could allow stink bugs into your home.

  • Make sure weatherstripping is intact around your windows and doors.

  • To help stop stink bugs from being attracted to outdoor lights, switch out white light bulbs with yellow fluorescent or yellow LED bulbs.

  • Remove leaf litter and overgrown vegetation from the exterior of your home. Create a barrier between shrubbery and bushes and the walls of your house.

  • If you ever spot stink bugs in your home, never squish them; instead, use a vacuum to suck them up.

 

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