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What Are Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs or brown marmorated stink bugs are an invasive pest that comes from Asia. Stink bugs have been in America for a few years, and they’ve quickly spread across the United States. As the name suggests, stink bugs can release a bad odor when they’re stressed and squashed. The first stink bug in the United States was found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. They’ve become a problem for residents of Washington DC.
Their back is shaped like a shield, and they have two antennas. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the appearance of stink bugs, you’ll be able to identify them quickly.
Why Do I Have Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs tend to stay away from homes during the spring and summer. Around this time, they’ll stay outside and feed on garden plants. Once it gets cold outside, they’re going to try to enter your home. They fit into the overwintering pest category, so they want to shelter in your home. You’ll need to do your best to keep them out.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Although they’re smelly, stink bugs do not pose a danger to humans or pets. Once they’ve entered your home, they’re not going to reproduce. Nevertheless, they’re a nuisance, and it is best to keep them out. If you scare a stink bug, they’re going to release a bad odor that will make you regret your decision.
How Can I Get Rid Of Stink Bugs?
Thankfully, it isn’t hard to get rid of a small group of stink bugs. All you have to do is grab your vacuum cleaner. Quickly vacuum up the bugs to remove them from your home. Then, you’ll want to put the vacuum’s contents in a plastic bag. Seal the bag before disposing of it in the garbage. However, a bigger infestation will be very difficult to eliminate. Contact us because we offer cost-effective stink bug elimination services.
Can I Eliminate Stink Bug Myself?
Since stink bugs aren’t dangerous, you should be able to remove them on your own. You’ll want to use your vacuum cleaner to get rid of the stink bugs in and around your home. Vacuum them up and empty the contents in a sealed, plastic bag. Dispose of the bag in the garbage and get rid of the bugs. If the infestation is too big to handle on your own, contact us. We’ll fix the problem as quickly as possible.
How Much Will I Pay?
Our company provides standing pricing on many of our extermination services. The price will depend on several factors, including the size of the infestation, the size of your home, and the severity of the problem. Our exterminator will give you a bid price before the extermination begins.
Can I Prevent Stink Bug Infestations?
You can prevent stink bug infestations by properly sealing your home. Make sure they cannot get inside. Our company can help. We offer prevention services to help you deal with stink bug infestations before they occur.
When Can Your Exterminator Arrive?
It’ll take our exterminator 24 to 48 hours to respond to your inquiry.