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Preventing Stink Bugs From Invading New England Homes And Yards
stink bug on red and yellow leaf

Fall is a time when many pests look to homes for shelter. Winter is coming and the warmth of your home provides the perfect place to overwinter. Stink bugs are among these pests looking for your nice cozy property! These bugs come by their names rightly as they release a foul-smelling odor from glands under their thorax. They’re also well-known for their brown or tan shield-shaped bodies, which make it easy to identify them.

Stink bugs are not dangerous to humans or pets. They do not bite or sting, but they do pose a threat to plants and farm crops. As agricultural pests, they can do severe damage. Inside your home, they will be a nuisance and can send you searching for a nose plug. The odor of the stink bug has been compared to rotten coconuts! Be careful if you have an infestation. Squishing a stink bug can release this potent smell. This unique quality is to help them survive, but it certainly makes them unwanted inside our homes.

Controlling these bugs has been proven fairly difficult with DIY methods. They can infest in large numbers creating an overwhelming population inside one’s home. If you’re noticing stink bugs around your home, it’s likely you have a severe infestation. These pests are good at remaining unseen, so be on alert throughout this season. Once you have a stink bug infestation, you may suffer through many failed attempts at removing them. Prevention is always the best method for handling these pests. Here are some tips you can apply:

  • Repair damaged screens
  • Install screens or vents on any openings in your home
  • Repair any cracks in your foundation or siding
  • Caulk any gaps or holes in door frames or window sills
  • Keep doors to your home and garage closed

Controlling stink bugs on your own can be a difficult task. It’s not recommended to use a household vacuum to remove these pests as they can stink it up! The best way to get rid of stink bugs is to have a professional come in and assist you. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, our experts have the skills and knowledge to successfully remove a stink bug infestation. We offer pest control programs that will keep your home pest-free. Don’t let bugs invade your home this fall. Big Blue Bug Solutions offers both residential and commercial programs. Contact us today to take care of your pest control problems.