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What Is A Brown Marmorated Stink Bug ‘Stink Bug’?
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug “stink bug” originates from Asia, landing in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to reports from public sightings. The insect species is highly known for its foul odor that is secreted from thorax glands. Since 1996, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has reportedly been seen in Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Indiana. A diamond-shaped shell that adds a layer of protection over the insect’s back. The multi-colored body is light brown, red, black, and dark brown. In the sunlight, the shell has a copper tone. The adult measures between ½” and ¾” in length.
Why Was My Home Invaded With Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs fall within the insect species classification “overwintering pest,” an insect that survives through the winter on limited resources. Beginning in the late fall, overwintering pests, including the stink bug, begins to search for vulnerable buildings that offer easy access. They enter buildings through access points near doors, windows, sewage pipes, electrical wiring, and garage doors. In their natural habitat, agricultural farmers report significant damage to crops associated with stink bugs.
Should I Be Concerned About Stink Bugs In My Home With Children?
It is only natural to be concerned about a stink bug sighting. This especially applies to indoor sightings, where a family needs to feel safe and secure at all times. Fortunately, stink bugs have not been tied to disease and parasites. They will invade buildings beginning in the late fall to escape the harsh, cold winter in the outdoors. The biggest downsides to a stink bug infestation are its pungent odor and crop damage history.
The good news, stink bugs do not plan on staying in your home forever. Unlike cockroaches, bed bugs, and pantry pests, stink bugs do not reproduce after the home invasion. These insects are more concerned about safety and warmth during the winter season.
I Need Help Getting Stink Bugs Out Of My Home!
Well, you have come to the right place. Our Philadelphia extermination crew is on standby waiting for your call. We can assist in answering your pest control questions, set up an appointment to inspect your home for pests and point you in the right direction to a suitable extermination strategy. We highly recommend our professional pest management solutions that utilize various products and/or techniques to eradicate stink bug infestations in the shortest duration possible. Choose from chemical-based and organic pesticides with or without stink bug traps to combat mild to severe infestations.
Will DIY Pest Control Pesticides Impact A Stink Bug Infestation?
DIY pest control is a great alternative to professional- and commercial-grade. However, this option is limited to the basic or standard pesticide that is available through a local retailer, and home/garden, big-box, and hardware stores. DIY pesticides are only suitable for mild stink bug infestations on certain occasions. Many consumers will opt for DIY pest control because it is accessible and affordable. However, most over-the-counter pesticides are low-strength formulas that are only capable of eradicating mild infestations.
Is Professional Stink Bug Pest Control Expensive?
Professional pest control is the more expensive of the two primary options – DIY and professional-grade. We keep our prices at competitive levels to ensure access to all Philadelphia residents dealing with stink bug infestations. In addition to our competitive pricing, customized pest control packages and free estimates ensure consumers the best bang for the buck.
What Steps Should I Take To Prevent Future Stink Bug Infestations?
The first step should be to contact our local Philadelphia extermination company. We have years of combined pest control service experience. We have helped hundreds of Philadelphia’s finest citizens combat stink bugs and other insect infestations. When consumers hire us, we immediately get to work developing stink bug prevention solutions that are unbreakable. In the meantime, you can help by developing a cleaning schedule to target suspected areas.
When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Preform My Stink Bug Inspection?
If you have already submitted a pest control service request to our customer support team, it is probably being processed. Once the processing is complete, a customer support member will notify you of the update. We can generally have a licensed exterminator dispatched out to a client’s home within 24 and 48 hours of the initial request.