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Brown marmorated stink bugs invaded the United States many years ago, but they’ve quickly become a problem across the nation. These invasive pests are native to Asia with the first pest being found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996. As the name implies, stink bugs can release a foul odor from the glands near their thorax. Today, they can be found in many states, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and more. They can range in size from half an inch to three-quarters of an inch.
Reasons For Stink Bugs
It is essential to understand that stink bugs are overwintering pests. Therefore, they’re going to try to sneak into your home before winter. They can’t tolerate the cold weather, so they want to live in your home until it gets warm again. When it is hot outside, they’ll stay outside and feet on crops and plants.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
There is no evidence that stink bugs are dangerous. Even when they live in your home, they’re not going to reproduce inside. Grab your vacuum cleaner and suck them up. Once you’ve done that, you can dispose of them away from your home.
Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs
It is wise to begin addressing this problem right away. As mentioned above, you can get rid of them using your vacuum cleaner. Turn it on and point it toward the bug. Within seconds, it will be sucked into the vacuum chamber. It is wise to place the vacuum’s contents in a plastic bag before disposing of the bag away from your home. If you’re dealing with a large infestation, call our office. We’ll do our best to get rid of them for you.
DIY Methods For Stink Bugs
You’ve likely thought about fixing the problem using do-it-yourself methods. Ultimately, this is one possibility, but it might not be the best option. Many DIY methods are unreliable unless you’ve done it before. Plus, you need to be careful when using the chemicals involved. Working with a professional is a surefire way to fix the problem.
The Costs Of Treatment
Most clients are worried about the costs involved. We understand that wholeheartedly. Rest assured knowing we always work diligently to provide reasonably priced services. The cost depends on the size of the property. Plus, we’ll give you a bid price before the treatment procedure begins.
Preventing Stink Bugs From Entering Your Home
It is wise to take steps to keep stink bugs out of your home. The best thing you can do is properly seal your home’s exterior walls. Deal with small gaps and cracks to keep them out.
When Can You Get Here?
Call our local office immediately. We’ll make sure someone calls you within 24 to 48 hours.