What are Stink Bugs?
Stink Bugs are called stink bugs because they emit a foul odor when they feel threatened or are squashed. They’re not native to the United States. You’ll usually start seeing them in the Fall months.
What do Stink Bugs look like?
Stink Bugs are light brown and tan with an alternating brown and white pattern along their lower rim. They are sometimes called “Shield Bugs” because it looks like they are carrying a shield on their backs. They have long antennae and six legs.
Are Stink Bugs dangerous?
Stink Bugs are not dangerous to humans. They do not bite or sting. They can cause major damage to your garden veggies and crops, though. Most folks just consider them a nuisance because of their odor.
What are the signs of a Stink Bug infestation?
You’ll start to see large numbers of Stink Bugs congregating on the sunny side of your house or business. You might also see some evidence of them in your garden veggies. If they’ve ventured into your home, you may detect an odor.
Where do Stink Bugs come from?
If Stink Bugs are in your home or business, they’re likely looking to escape the cold weather. Left alone, they’ll overwinter in your home and then move back outdoors when temperatures warm-up.
How do I get rid of Stink Bugs?
If you think you have Stink Bugs, call an experienced pest control company like Debug. The Debug technician will find the Stink Bugs and eliminate them from your home or business.
Can I do anything to prevent Stink Bugs?
To keep Stink Bugs out:
- Repair any holes in your screens,
- Seal any holes in your foundation or siding,
- Caulk around your windows and doors,
- Put a cap on your chimney, and
- Seal around your window-mounted air conditioners.