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Brown marmorated stink bugs are from Asia, but they’ve been living in the United States for many years. These pests are properly named since they can make your home stink. In the United States, the first stink bug was found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s. Today, they’re found across the country in states such as Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Arizona. You may encounter them at some point. If you do, don’t squash them. Squashing them and scaring them are good ways to make your home stink. These pests are rarely three-quarters of an inch and they are either gray or brown.
Why Stink Bugs Enter Homes
Stink bugs belong to the overwintering pest category. As a result, these pests do not like staying outside during winter. They’ll work diligently to find a way to stay warm. In some cases, they’ll enter residential dwellings. They can enter through the smallest gaps and cracks. If your home’s exterior walls haven’t been properly sealed, they’ll likely find a way inside. When the area is experiencing warmer weather, these pests can destroy crops.
Stink Bug Dangers
Stink bugs are not physically dangerous to humans or pets. They generally do not bite, scratch, or spread dangerous illnesses. Still, you’ll need to find a way to get rid of them. You’ll also want to find ways to keep these pests out of your home. Don’t squash these pests because doing so will cause them to release a stinky odor.
Eradicating These Pests
You don’t want to use conventional methods to eliminate stink bugs. If you do, you may not get rid of them and you could turn your home into a smelly mess. With that being said, you should look for gentler methods. Using a vacuum to remove them from your home is wise. If you’ve found countless stink bugs in your home, call our office. We can take care of this issue for you. Once we’ve finished, we’ll give you advice for keeping them out.
Doing It Yourself
Could you eliminate these pests on your own? Depending on the severity of the infestation, you might be able to do so. When you’re dealing with two or three stink bugs, you can get rid of them using your vacuum cleaner. Turn it on and use it to suck up the stink bugs. Once the stink bugs are trapped in the vacuum, place the contents in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and throw it away. If you want to get rid of them and keep them out next winter, hire us. We’ll help you achieve these goals.
We cannot tell you exactly how much you’ll pay until one of our exterminators has examined your home. We need to find out what we’re dealing with. The exterminator will check your home and the infestation. If we can fix the problem using the standard services, we’ll charge standard prices. You’ll pay based on the size of your home. Our friendly exterminator will give you a bid price before the extermination process begins.
Stopping Stink Bugs From Invading
Homeowners need to get rid of stink bugs and keep them out for good. It is pertinent to find ways to properly seal your home. Check your home’s walls for small gaps and cracks. Seal them so the bugs cannot enter.
When Can You Start?
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