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Many Americans around the country will encounter stink bugs. Although these pests aren’t dangerous, they’re still problematic for a handful of reasons. It is best to find a way to keep stink bugs out of your home because they’ll try to invade in late fall. Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are invasive pests that fit into the overwintering pest category. They are native to Asia and arrived in the United States sometime in the 1990s. The first stink bug in America was found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. These pests release a foul odor from the small glands in their thorax. Today, stink bugs can be found in a handful of American states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio.
These pests range in size from half an inch to three-quarters of an inch. They’re gray or brown and have a triangular-shaped back.
Reasons For Stink Bugs
Stink bugs are predictable pests because they’ll try to enter residential dwellings each year. These pests are overwintering pests so they’ll try to enter homes before winter. They cannot tolerate winter’s cold temperatures. Instead, they’ll try to invade your home so they can stay warm. They can hide elsewhere, but you’ll primarily have to worry about them entering your residence. Stink bugs will remain in your home until the temperatures rise. When it gets hot, the bugs will go outside. During spring and summer, they’re agricultural pests.
Health Hazards Of Stink Bugs
Stink bugs create numerous problems after breaking into a home. These pests are unsightly and annoying. When you see stink bugs climbing on your wall, you’ll be frightened. You’ll want to get rid of them promptly. Plus, they release a foul odor so they can make your home smell terrible. The good news is that they’re not dangerous. There is no risk that they’re going to make anyone in your home ill.
Dealing With Stink Bug Invasions
Eliminating a large stink bug infestation won’t be easy, but you can do it. You’ll have greater success when dealing with small infestations. If you’re dealing with three, four, or five stink bugs, you can likely get rid of them without needing to hire a professional. You can use a vacuum cleaner to suck up the pests. Make sure that you dispose of the vacuum’s content outside. For the best results, empty the vacuum’s dustbin into a plastic bag first. If there are too many stink bugs, hiring a professional is best.
Tackling The Problem On Your Own
For some pests, do-it-yourself methods are reliable. They can wipe out infestations exceptionally well. However, you have to know where the bugs are hiding and how to use the technique in question. If you’ve never dealt with household pests, you’ll likely experience setbacks. If you want long-term results, contact our office. Our technicians can fix the problem and keep stink bugs away for many months to come.
The Cost Of Our Service
We understand that our clients are worried about the cost of extermination services. It is understandable since some exterminators overcharge for their services. We do not. The price of our stink bug exterminator will depend on the client’s home. We offer standing pricing so the price is fixed to the size of the dwelling. Individuals living in bigger homes will pay more and vice versa. Our exterminators will give you a bid price before they begin fixing the problem.
Keeping Stink Bugs Out
Once we’ve removed the stink bugs for you, it is wise to keep them out. To do that, prepare your home before fall. Since stink bugs are overwintering pests, they’ll try to invade your home in late fall. Seal any gaps and holes on your exterior walls to prevent them from entering. Check around your windows and doors. Fill in any gaps you find. When stink bugs enter, call us.
When Can The Exterminator Begin?
Call our Cincinnati office right now. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours.