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Homeowners in your area will likely encounter Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs at some point. These pests are often referred to as stink bugs because they release a foul odor when stressed and crushed. These pests were first found in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s. Since then, they have spread across the country. They can be found in Milwaukee and other nearby cities. In general, stink bugs can grow up to three-quarters of an inch and they’re either gray or brown. They have a triangular back that looks like a shield.
Stink bug invasions occur because these pests fit into the overwintering category. As a result, they’re going to invade your home during late fall. They’ll do this because they don’t want to stay outside. They cannot tolerate the cold temperatures. Once it gets warm outside, the pests will be ready to leave your home. You can get rid of some stink bugs by vacuuming them up.
Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs
Don’t waste time trying to get rid of stink bugs because they’re not going to leave your home anytime soon. You’ll need to take steps to get rid of them and prevent them from returning this summer. Thankfully, you can achieve this goal by working with a qualified professional. If you have found one or two bugs in your home, use a vacuum to get rid of them. When you have more bugs in your home, contact us and we’ll start fixing the problem promptly.
Stink Bug Dangers
In general, stink bugs aren’t dangerous to people or pets. They do not bite or transmit serious illnesses. Still, they can turn your life upside down. If you find stink bugs in your home, you’ll likely want to get rid of them immediately. Otherwise, more will come and you’ll have a bigger mess to deal with.
Doing It Yourself
You might be able to handle small infestations. If you’ve found a few stink bugs, use your vacuum to get rid of them. However, it is usually not a good idea to experiment with DIY products. Many of them are ineffective and unsafe. A professional exterminator can help you put together a long-term solution.
In many cases, our company can provide you with low-cost services based on the size of your home. If we’re using standard services, we’ll set the price based on the size of your dwelling. You’ll receive a bid price before the treatment begins.
Preventing Problems In The Future
Ultimately, you need to take steps to prevent these overwintering pests from invading your home again. Once they’ve found a way inside, they’ll keep coming. Take steps to properly seal the exterior walls around your home.
When Can You Begin?
Contact our office and we’ll call you back within 48 hours.