The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: A Pest That's Here to Stay? How to get rid of Stink bugs?
The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that was introduced to the United States. Since then, it has slowly but surely been making its way across the country, and it is now considered to be a serious pest in many parts of the country.
The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that was introduced to the United States a little over 10 years ago. Since then, it has slowly but surely been making its way across the country, and it is now considered to be a serious pest in many parts. The brown marmorated stink bug is especially problematic for farmers, as it feeds on a wide variety of crops, including soybeans, fruits, and vegetables. In Evansville, Indiana, the brown marmorated stink bug was first spotted in 2010, and it has been causing problems for farmers and homeowners ever since.
What are Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs?
The brown marmorated stink bug is a small, brown bug that gets its name from the foul odor it emits when it is disturbed or crushed. Every year around the end of Sept. they begin to swarm and invaded residential houses as they try to find a place to overwinter. And every year at the end of Sept. we see hundreds of homeowners freak out because they were not prepared. If you have had an issue with these pests in past years, you will most certainly have an issue again this year, unless you do something about it now. But what can you do?
Below is a list of things homeowners in Evansville can do to help lower their risk of an invasion this fall.
1. Inspect your home for cracks and crevices that might serve as entry points for stink bugs. Be sure to check around doors and windows, as well as in the foundation of your home. If you find any openings, seal them up with caulk or another type of sealant.
2. Keep an eye out if you see a few stink bugs in your home, try to dispose of them ASAP this is so they do not leave a phenome that will attack others. The best way to do this is by vacuuming stink bugs and disposing of them immediately.
3. Make your home less attractive to stink bugs by reducing the amount of light that comes into your home at night, and reducing the amount of vegetation next to your home. You can do this by closing blinds or curtains at night, leaving porch lights, and trimming vegetation and ornamental shrubs regularly.
Other Options to prevent Stink Bugs
But for some homes this is not enough, this is where Yikes Pest Control comes in. A targeted residual and IGR(insect growth regulator) treatment can be the difference in having these stink bugs emerge into your house all winter long, or only seeing them for a few weeks in the fall.
If you want to avoid a full stink bug infestation, the time to act is now! If you want to have an impact on the amount of activity you see this fall you will want to "stink bug proof" your home before mid Sept.
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