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Date Posted: March 13, 2020
Category: Stink Bugs

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Stink bugs might not be one of the most destructive pests out there, but they are one of the grossest because of the smell that they emit. While some people find the odor they emit awful while others don’t think it smells too bad, there’s no denying they aren’t something you want in your home or business. And stink bugs can do damage to plants or crops.
 
When you’re a homeowner or business owner, you don’t want to deal with infestations of any pest in your home and stink bugs are no exception. One of the best ways to keep stink bugs from becoming an issue is to be able to identify them.

Stink bugs have the following characteristics:

  • They are a grey-brown color.
  • They have six legs.
  • Their shape is described as triangular or shield-shaped.
  • Most of them are around three-quarters of an inch long.
  • They have antennae.
  • They also have wings and can fly.

Where Do Stink Bugs Come From?

During springtime, many bugs start to spring up. Bugs, including mosquitos and ticks, can become more common during the spring, and stink bugs might crop up inside more frequently, too. The reason for this is because they tend to go through the winter by living inside your walls. They make homes in the void, dark areas of walls, so you might notice them in the winter, too. As the weather gets warmer, they can become even more noticeable as they begin to leave their winter homes and emerge into living spaces.

What Risks Are Associated With Stink Bugs?

Stink bugs release an odor that some people find really disgusting while other people think it’s a more mild smell similar to cilantro. Even if you don’t find their odor too off-putting, these pests can be a problem because of their risk to plants.

The main risk that stink bugs pose is that they can damage all kinds of crops and plants. They are particularly attracted to fruits, vegetables, and flowers. So, if you have plants in or around your home, and especially if you love to garden, they can destroy your plants.

Luckily, stink bugs are more of a nuisance pest than anything else, and they don't spread diseases or do any property damage to buildings.

Getting Rid Of Infestations

While stink bugs are more of an annoyance than anything else, it still doesn’t mean you want them in your home or near your business. These aren’t pleasant bugs to look at and for many people, the smell can be quite disgusting. This can make your home a stressful place to be and make customers not want to be around your business.

If you’re dealing with an infestation, the best way to get rid of the problem is to contact the professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions. These pests often swarm together in large groups and get inside walls. It can be extremely difficult to get them out of the walls yourself because these are hard areas to reach.

Big Blue Bug Solutions has more than 80 years of experience getting rid of stink bugs and many other pests. Contact us today to learn more. 

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