Stink Bugs

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What Are Stink Bugs?

The stink bug, a member of the Pentatomidae family, originates from Japan and China where it was initially identified. It is unclear when the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) entered the United States. But, rumor has it, sightings were reported in the late 1990s in the United States. Reports of stink bug sightings began to circulate out of the City of Allentown in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s. Today, stink bugs have been reported in several US states, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Maine, Delaware, West Virginia, and others. Measuring between ½” and ¾” in length, the stink bug is more often identified by its multi-colored triangular-shaped back.

Why Is My Home Infested With Stink Bugs?

Stink bugs are overwintering pests, a classification utilized to describe insects that hibernate through the winter. Overwintering pests are more active in late fall than any other time of the year. This is when it becomes crucial to find shelter before winter sets in. Overwintering pests, including the stink bug species, invade homes in order to escape the harsh winter weather. These insects invest a lot of time searching for access points, any small opening that leads from the exterior to the interior of a building. If your home is infested with these insects, you can easily blame it on an access point, otherwise, there would be no infestation.

Do Stink Bugs Pose Health Risks To Seniors And Children?

There is no evidence linking stink bugs with diseases that spread to children and senior citizens. The insect is more of a nuisance than a threat to the environment or animals as well. They only invade buildings to spend the winter months indoors, where it warm and safe.

How To Eradicate A ‘Full-Blown’ Stink Bug Infestation?

It cannot get any worse than a full-blown infestation. Exterminators utilize special tools to rate stink bug infestations, ranging from mild to severe, with the latter being what experts refer to as a “full-blown” infestation. The key to eliminating a bed bug infestation, a visual owed by two pest control treatments that are scheduled four weeks apart, and last but not least, a post-treatment visual inspection. Our pest control protocol has been very successful in eradicating stink bug infestation after stink bug infestation. If we continue pushing forward, your home will no longer be a stink bug target.

Do DIY Pesticides Fight Against Stink Bug Infestations?

DIY pest control products are the baseline over-the-counter pesticide or insecticide. There is a reason why consumers invest in these products. They are affordable, accessible, and straightforward, which is why consumers are drawn to them. Contrary to belief, DIY pesticides are not going to offer the same level of effectiveness as our professional-grade alternative. Yes, you will save some money on your initial DIY pest control pesticide. However, when you consider the number of repeat treatments needed to achieve the maximum results, you may not save any money at all.

Will Professional Stink Bug Extermination Meet My Budget?

Our pest control products are sold at rock bottom prices to ensure access to every Livonia resident. We recommend starting with a visual inspection performed by a licensed exterminator. Pest control services do not need to break the bank, which is why we strive to maintain competitive prices across the industry. Be sure to take advantage of our free pest control consultation, which includes a free visual inspection and quote.

What Steps Should I Take To Protect My Home From Another Pest Infestation?

Now that your home has been deemed a “pest-free” establishment, now is the perfect time to start working on a prevention strategy. A quality pest management strategy is one that combines routine visual inspection with treatment intervention whenever necessary. Although you can take steps to keep these bugs out of your home, they may still find a way inside. Contact us today to learn more about our stink bug pesticide protocol.

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