As cooler fall temperatures move in, irksome insects like stink bugs will move into your home. NJ stink bug control professionals know these smelly pests are not the guests you want to invite over for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Does Anyone Smell Cilantro?
Brown, hard-shelled, and shield-shaped, stink bugs release an awful smell that can last up to an hour after it’s released from their stink glands – and even longer on your skin. They use this stench as a defense mechanism against lizards and birds. (Appetite, destroyed.)
Stink bugs are not only smelly but noisy in flight. Anyone who’s been cursed enough to suffer them over the winter will learn to quickly distinguish their unique sound in flight and duck for cover.
How to Give Stink Bugs the Boot
Pest control experts know the best offense is a good defense. This includes sealing stink bugs out of your home by:
• Repairing ripped screens.
• Caulking cracks in mortar and between siding.
• Addressing holes in soffits, around chimneys, and venting.
• Adding spray foam around wires and plumbing.
• Ensuring weather-stripping is tight around windows and doors.
Clean with Caution
Never crush stink bugs. Sweep stink bugs into a dustpan and flush down the toilet. Only vacuum up the pests when using disposable bags.
Stink bugs becoming a noxious nuisance? Kill the stench with the help of the NJ stink bug control experts at SternEnvironmental today.