The West Termite, Pest & Lawn process
First, we’ll perform a thorough assessment of your home to ensure that we treat all possible entry points and infested areas.
For an existing bug problem, we will apply chemical products around possible entry points to deter and kill any stray bugs.
Typically, the best pest control option for stink bugs is to prevent them from getting inside in the first place. Regular quarterly service will prevent an infestation.
What to expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn
If you see more than one or two stink bugs in your home, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn immediately. Once they settle in to overwinter, stink bugs are very difficult to fully oust. We’re happy to schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.
Frequently asked stink bug service questions
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Stink bugs are more of a nuisance than a threat. They can munch their way through your houseplants, damage your fruit trees and gardens, but they do not typically bite people and they do not spread disease.
That being said, they are called stink bugs for a reason. Glands between their legs emit a smell that gets much stronger once you smash them. When they’re inside and trying to get warm, they often die in light fixtures which can fill the room with a terrible odor. They also swarm, meaning they crawl on walls and fly around ceilings in large numbers which is very disturbing for most people.
What Is a Stink Bug?
Stink bugs are small insects – about 12-17 mm long. They are a mottled brown color with dark bands on their front wings and straight antennae with light brown bands. They are most known recognizable by their body shape, which is shaped like a shield, and their piercing, sucking mouths.
Stink bugs are vegetarians and tend to eat:
- Lima beans
- Green peppers
They are often an agricultural pest and like to munch on the farmer’s crops. But as the weather cools, they tend to gather on homes to keep warm. If you have an infestation, they’ll likely spend the winter in the walls and then emerge come spring when it gets warmer. It’s important to act early if you suspect you may have a stink bug infestation – it’s much easier to prevent them from getting in the house than it is to get rid of them.
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