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It’s Stink Bug Season – How to Prepare for the Annual Invasion

It's Stink Bug Season - How to Prepare for the Annual Invasion
It’s Stink Bug Season – How to Prepare for the Annual Invasion

Any type of bug infiltrating your home is not pleasant and when it has a name like “stink bug” attached, that’s a double whammy you aren’t going to want to deal with.

While you may think you have the arsenal to conquer these miniature armored bugs, it’s really a job for NJ pest control professionals.

About Stink Bugs

Before the fall season checks in, now is the time to start preparing your home for an impending invasion. Once the weather starts to make its change from the comfort of warm summer days, stink bugs instinctively know winter is just around the corner. They’ll begin making plans to get inside and get comfortable before the inclement weather is an everyday occurrence.

There are a couple of things to do to prevent stink bugs from entering your home.

Things to Do

– Begin with a visual inspection looking for cracks and crevices providing entry points. These may be around doors and window sills, and drain pipes in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room.

– Use a shop vac to thoroughly vacuum your home and empty the canister immediately.

With NJ pest control technicians on the job, these potentially smelly bugs won’t make your home their winter quarters. To help keep your home smelling fresh as a daisy, contact the Stern Environmental Group. We know what it takes to keep everything smelling like a bed or roses. Call us today.

Get Ready for a Plague of Stink Bugs this Summer!

This Voracious Eater Can Cause Serious Crop Damage
This Voracious Eater Can Cause Serious Crop Damage

Stink bugs may not be a high priority on your pest radar, but this little bug is a voracious eater of plants, particularly the fruiting kind, ornamentals and other edibles.

In fact, the stink bug annually causes millions of dollars of crop damage per year and is considered a major agricultural pest on the West Coast.

A particular type, called the brown marmorated stink bug, was first discovered in Pennsylvania during the 1990’s. It is originally from Asia, so it has few natural enemies in the U.S., and it’s also resistant to a wide variety of pesticides. In other words, it is difficult for consumers to control.

They Love Warmth

They thrive in warmer weather, and over-winter inside buildings. There are true stories of people hauling stink bugs out of their attics in gallon buckets. That’s how prolific they are.

Brown marmorated stink bugs are easy to identify. They have flattened arrow-shaped bodies with white stripes on their antennae. In the summer they will be out and about, but come fall, they will be looking for a place inside buildings to hide from the coming cold weather.

If you have any questions about stink bugs, or find them in your house or attic, contact the Stern Environmental Group. We offer detailed information and programs to combat virtually any type of pest infestation for both residential and commercial applications. For NYC stink bug control, think Stern Environmental.

Stinkbugs Stymie Pest Control Plans

Stinkbugs Stymie Pest Control Plans
Stinkbugs Stymie Pest Control Plans

Stinkbugs; their name alone conjures up a mental picture of what these pests look and smell like.

About Stinkbugs

They’re small with an unusual and distinctive shape. The odor they emit is similar to coriander, which often times has a pungent citrus smell such as lime or lemon. A stinkbug dispenses the odor whenever it feels threatened.

Stinkbugs are all about eating fruit and vegetables, which makes them healthy and hardy. Considered an agricultural pest, stinkbugs wreak havoc on crops, as well as backyard, container, and vertical gardens.

The presence of stinkbugs in the U.S. is relatively new as they’ve been making their way across America for around 20 years.

Removing Stinkbugs

Removing stinkbugs has proven to be a challenge for growers and researchers trying to find an effective solution to protecting crops.

Multiple areas of research have determined there are several methods to slow down damage to crops using natural methods, pheromone-baited traps, and the help of NJ pest control specialists.

Once stinkbugs invade your garden, they’re residents for life. When fall arrives and winter is close behind, they’ll move from their food source and into your home to hibernate.

When stinkbugs are invading your territory, it’s time to call on professional NJ pest control specialists to eradicate the problem.

At Stern Environmental, we know all about these stinky pests. Give us a call and set up appointment; we’ll take it from there.