People living in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic may be familiar with the pesky invaders called stink bugs. While they don’t present any health dangers, stink bugs can be annoying to deal with for homeowners. The following is where stink bugs come from, and ways to get rid of them.
Their Origin and Spread
Brown stink bugs are native to Japan, Taiwan, China, and South Korea, and were first discovered in the United States in 1998. They quickly spread throughout the country and are now a common nuisance.
How They Enter Your Home
There are numerous ways that stink bugs can find entry into your home and start an infestation. Cracks and holes in your walls, doors, and windows are common ways that stink bugs find their way in. They can be transported inside unknowingly on items such as furniture, groceries, and clothing. It’s important to seal up any entry points and be cautious when bringing new items into your home.
The Problems They Cause
Stink bugs secrete a foul-smelling odor that is difficult to get rid of when they’re handled or disturbed. They will not bite or sting and present no danger to humans or pets, but an infestation can have devastating effects on crops. There are no natural predators in the United States to control the population of stink bugs, so their growth is often left unchecked.
Removing a Stink Bug
Stick bugs will release odor through their pores when they are crushed or feel threatened. In order to avoid this, you can use a vacuum cleaner that has a removable bag to relocate the stink bugs and contain the smell. Eliminate access to their sources of food and reduce the amount of moisture within your home to prevent them from returning. If the infestation gets out of your control, consider hiring a professional pest control service. They will be able to deal with the problem completely and provide you with tips on preventing a re-infestation.
Contact RID Pest Control
If you live in Atlantic or Cape May County in New Jersey area and you require assistance in dealing with a stink bug infestation, contact RID Pest Control. Our certified technicians will protect your home through inspections, pest identification, and effective extermination methods. We offer a variety of residential and commercial services including termite, bed bug and rodent control. Give us a call at (888)-449-2183 or visit our website at RID Pest Control for a free estimate.