The Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, known as simply “stink bugs”, are starting to make their appearance this time of year. Here are a few ways to get rid of stink bugs.
As the seasons change, stink bugs become more prevalent
Now the good thing about conifer bugs is that they don’t really pose a threat to humans. They don’t bite, sting, damage property, or carry diseases for humans or pets. However, they are voracious eaters that pose threats to various crops. When killed, they emit a potent stench. This is where stink bugs get their name.
Stink bugs are more of an annoyance than anything else. If your home has entry points, they can enter in great numbers. As the seasons change and it becomes colder, these pests tend to try and seek shelter inside your home. Stink bugs are also known to bask in the sunlight and warmth along the southern side of homes. Then they’ll attempt to move indoors as night approaches.
How to get rid of stink bugs: Exclusion is your friend
Stink bugs feed off of a variety of plants including fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. A lot of these plants are found in neighborhoods or within flying distance of them. The good news is that stink bugs don’t breed or feed inside your home. They just end up there as the season changes to avoid the cold.
Sealing the cracks and crevices around your home or business is key for getting rid of stink bugs, however this is easier said than done and you will need to seal all gaps from the foundation to the roof. You should focus your efforts on the south and west sides of your home since they typically get the most sunlight.
Why hire a pest control service to get rid of conifer bugs?
Exclusion can be a long and tedious process and if done improperly it won’t prevent pests from getting in your home. Having a pest control service come and set up a better job of exclusion can be a great time saver and produce far better results. Also in the case that exclusion isn’t 100% effective, a pest control service will have the tools and products to properly eliminate any stink bugs that do happen to make it into your home.
If you are in the greater Minnesota area and are experiencing conifer bug issues or any other pest problems, be sure to reach out to the pros at Rove Pest Control.
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