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Stink Bug Control

Image showing why you should use stink bug control services to prevent these pests.Nasty. By now you’ve probably had the displeasure of squishing a stink bug and experiencing that “unique” aroma.

Stink Bug Control That Works

Finally, there is a solution. Backyard Bug Patrol offers a 100% organic stink bug control program to exterminate stinkbugs. Our tech will spray the exterior of your house with our organic Stink Bug Barrier mist which kills and repels stink bugs. As stink bugs are “large” bugs, it takes a bit longer to kill them. It takes about 24 hours to kill these smelly pests. You may see a chalky residue on the outside of your house and on your windows which remains after application. This will wear off within a few weeks and doesn’t stain. While we can’t completely eradicate Stinkbugs, with our organic stinkbug solution we can certainly slow them down.

Please call 703-621-7116 to discuss Stink Bug Pest Control or email us at information@backyardbugpatrol.com for stinkbug removal services.

Stink Bug Facts

The brown marmorated stinkbug first invaded Allentown, Pennsylvania in the late 1990′s from Asia. Supposedly they hitched a ride in shipping containers. Since the late 90′s they have slowly made their way south to Maryland and Virginia. While these bugs are just pests to us, their real danger is to our agricultural crops. They are killers, attacking our food source with a vengeance.

The stink bug doesn’t bite or sting or swarm around your head; rather they invade your home in untold numbers. Once they get in the house, they will clumsily fly around heading for a light fixture. Generally, each year there is only one generation of stink bugs but with a warm winter and spring, they actually may have two or three generations adding to the fun. Adults emerge in the early spring then mate and lay eggs throughout the summer. The eggs hatch into small red nymphs and before reaching adult they go through five molting stages. Adults start to look for over-winter sights like your home in September and October.

Stink bugs enter your house under the siding, soffits, around window and door frames, chimneys, or any space which has openings big enough for them to fit through. Once inside the house, they hibernate for the winter.

In Asia, there is a wasp that helps control the stink bugs, but we don’t have it here in the US. Stink bugs have no natural predators. Birds and a few other animals are starting to develop a taste for stinkbugs but they have not been able to come close to controlling the stinkbug populations which have exploded over the last few years.

The stink in stink bugs comes from its abdomen. If it feels threatened it will emit that foul smell. If you try to handle the stink bug, you’ll likely get perfumed.
While there is no way to completely prevent stink bugs from entering your home, there are a few things you can do to help control stink bug infestation in your home:

  • Make sure that any cracks in window and door frames are sealed up. Your best defense against stink bugs is an airtight house.
  • Check the areas around the house where utilities enter. In some cases, there are cracks or seems around the entry points into your house where the stink bugs can enter.
  • One of the easiest places for them to enter is the attic vent. Sometimes there are tears on the screens.
  • Don’t forget the fireplace chimney.
  • Have your home specially treated for stink bugs! Call us today!