Stink bugs have infiltrated 41 states. These thick body, triangular shaped bugs have infested homes and gardens. Stink bugs are especially bothersome in the mid-Atlantic states. The bugs are a major agricultural nuisance in New Jersey and New York, ruining fruit and vegetable crops and they also cause problems for home and business owners.
The Halyomorpha halys or brown marmorated stink bugs and green stink bugs have hitched rides on goods transported to the U.S. from Asia. These nasty invaders give off an odor from glands in the thorax. They have sharp, piercing mouthparts that suck liquid from fruits and vegetables that eventually dry up and die.
The stink bugs invade homes and offices by crawling in through doors and windows. They nest and they can create four generations of bugs within a year.
Removal and prevention
There are steps that can be taken to prevent an infestation:
- Keep doors and windows sealed
- Crawl spaces and cracks should also be sealed
- Grow plants that attract larger predators.
The best way to remove an invasion of these unwanted bugs is to call in an exterminator. Stern Environmental Group can rid your office or property of these pests using Cryonite, a CO2 substance that freezes the bugs. This treatment has also worked on bedbugs, cockroaches and other beetles.
Call us for a consultation if you find stink bugs, bed bugs or other invasive insects in your home or garden. We have various non-toxic means of eradicating these pests.