What are Stink Bugs?
What do stink bugs look like?
- Mouth – mouth parts sucking and piercing
- Antennae – Antennae straight with light to brown bands
- Shape – Body Shaped like a shield
- Length – 12 to 17 mm long
- Color – Brown in color and motted colors
- Wings – dark bands on the front wings
Read more about what a stink bug looks like.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs have a flat body which enables them to slip into your home through cracks and torn screens. Who said bugs don’t feel? When the weather gets cold, they establish a home in yours where they are kept warm in hopes of surviving the winter months until spring arrives.
This pest is always seen in the light. Usually on sunny sides of the house. You find them in clusters. Light from your home will attrack these bugs into your home. When they find the light they find the gaps in your home to gain entry.
More about what causes stink bugs.
How Serious Are Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs can damage gardens, fruit trees and other ornamental plants. Like any bug, they are a nuisance and not considered a threat to people. They will not cause any structural damage to your home. However, they will cause other issues.
Ok…between their legs is where the odor comes from, and if you smash the the bug the odor becomes strong and hard to wash off. Never use your hand. Usually when you see these pests you find them in the light fixtures. Remember they are attracted to light. You may smell a strange odor. Good housekeeping is one of the best solutions for ridden your home from these stinky bugs.
How Can I Get Rid of Stink Bugs?
What Truly Green Pest Control Does?
Truly Green Pest Control technician is trained to help manage stink bugs and other pests. Every yard and home are unique, the Truly Green technicians will design a unique program for your situation.
There are two types of stink bugs to worry about. One is the brown marmorated stink bug and the kudzu bug. These two species are top of the nuisance scale. These two bugs are the ones that will infest your home or business during the winter and spring. Spring is when they try to escape from over wintering throughout the winter. Truly Green Pest Control will focus on controlling these pests by looking for points of entry and treating that area.
- In most situations, the best treatment for stink bugs is preventing them from getting inside to their overwintering sites. Your Truly Green Pest Control technician will probably recommend sealing all cracks that are more than 1/8 inch wide, screening or repairing existing screens over roof vents, gable vents, windows and doors and installing door sweeps.
- Chemical products can be applied around possible stink bug entry points. Based on your inspection, initial application and reapplications of products may be required to treat other stink bugs that fly to the property and attempt to get inside.
What Do They Eat?
- Lima beans
- Green peppers
Read more about what stink bugs eat.
- Seal cracks – Look for openings 1/8 and larger and seal
- Screens – Use screen to seal cracks are openings in attic and crawl space.
- Doors – Place weather strips under doors.
- Overwintering – Once a stink bug take up residence in your walls it is hard to remove them.
- Are Stink Bugs Poisonous?
- Do Stink Bugs Bite?
- Do Stink Bugs Fly?
- Do Stink Bugs Stink?
- How Long Do Stink Bugs Live?
- How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
- Stink Bug Eggs
- Stink Bug Larvae
- Stink Bug Life Cycle
- Stink Bug Season
- Stink Bug Traps
- Stink Bugs and Cedar Spray
- Stink Bugs and Citrus
- Stink Bugs and Pets (Cats & Dogs)
- Stink Bugs in the Garden
- Stink Bugs in the Winter
- Stink Bugs vs. Kissing Bugs
- Types of Stink Bugs
- What Are Stink Bugs?
- What Causes Stink Bugs?
- What Do Stink Bugs Eat?
- What Does a Stink Bug Look Like?
- What Eats Stink Bugs?
- Where Do Stink Bugs Come From?
- Where Do Stink Bugs Live?
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