Brown marmorated stink bugs are overwintering insects that seek refuge in our homes during the cold fall and winter months. They can easily gain access to our residences in many ways such as through torn window screens, worn or missing weather stripping around doors, dryer vents and exhaust fans, gaps between house trim and siding to name a few. Stink bugs gravitate towards light. On sunny days, they can often be found gathering on exterior walls while at nighttime, porch lights can attract them. Fall is the perfect time for stink bug and pest proofing your home before these unwanted pests gain entry!
Stink Bug Damage
Stink bugs can damage fruit trees, ornamental plants and gardens. They don’t cause structural damage or spread diseases. Therefore to humans, they are more of a nuisance than a threat. It’s quite unnerving to experience stink bugs flying around rooms as well as crawling on walls and ceiling in large groups. And like their name suggests, they stink when they are squished.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs?
As with most pests, it is best to contact a professional to get rid of stink bugs in your home. Defense Pest Control Service can inspect your home and present a custom pest control program to manage stink bugs and other pests. We most often recommend an exterior prevention power spray treatment to prevent stink bugs and other pests from getting inside to overwinter in your home in the first place. Pest proofing is also extremely important, particularly in the fall season. We may recommend sealing cracks, repairing screens and installing new weather stripping if needed. Preventative interior spray treatments are also a great idea
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug & Pest Control Inspections, Control Services & More in the Greater Cleveland Area | NE & NW Ohio Including Solon, Akron, Middleburg Heights & Medina OH
Don’t share your home or business with stink bugs and other pests this fall and winter. Contact Defense Pest Control Service to schedule a pest inspection and control service today!