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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are invasive pests that are native to Asia. They haven’t been in North America long, but they’ve quickly spread across the area. Today, they can be found in many areas, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. These pests are roughly three-quarters of an inch and they’re gray or brown.
Why You Have Stink Bugs
Stink bugs are going to enter your home in late fall because they’re overwintering pests. They don’t want to get stuck outside in the cold weather. These pests can enter your home through small cracks and gaps. Once the temperatures rise, the pests are going to leave.
Stink bugs aren’t physically dangerous to humans or pets. Once they enter a residence, they won’t reproduce inside. However, they will drive you nuts. They’re going to put you on edge so you’ll want to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs
One of the best ways to get rid of stink bugs is by using your vacuum cleaner. Use it to suck up the stink bugs. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to dispose of them away from your home. Be sure to get rid of them a good distance from your home to prevent them from returning. If you’re dealing with an infestation that you can’t handle, contact us. We’ll remove them for you.
Doing It Yourself
You might be able to use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the pests on your own. Again, use the vacuum to collect the bugs in your home. Then, you’ll want to dispose of them a safe distance from your dwelling.
Contact us to learn more about our costs. We often use standard services to fix the problem. When this is possible, the price is going to depend on the size of your home.
How To Prevent Secondary Stinkbug Infestation?
The key to stinkbug prevention is pest barrier repair and update. A home’s pest barrier is comprised of structural components responsible for keeping stinkbugs and other insect species outdoors. Windows, doors, ceilings, floors, and walls are pest barrier components. When these components begin to wear down, they become vulnerable to pest infiltration. We highly suggest keeping the pest barrier in excellent condition through routine inspection and repairs.
Seal cracks, crevices, and gaps with a waterproof sealant. Large openings around electrical wiring and sewage and water pipes need a more aggressive approach. Custom metal or wood sheeting to cover these openings.