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How to Keep Stink Bugs Out of the House and More

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As summer begins to fade, the brown marmorated stinkbug will begin to find its way into your home. These smelly bugs hibernate inside every winter. Keep them out of your home this year with treatment this fall.

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How to Keep Stink Bugs Out of the House

Our exclusive treatment covers the exterior areas of the home where they land; knocking them out before, they get in.  Suburban Exterminating will begin our treatments as the temperatures get cooler; contact us now to schedule an appointment, as our schedules fill quickly.

Stink bugs are considered to be an invasive species because they eat voraciously from our gardens and farms. They begin to come inside with cooler temperatures. Have you seen any in your attic or dark closet or behind walls near the top of your house?  If you live in a drafty old house, you’re probably seeing them everywhere.

Let’s take a look at some important facts to be aware of if you see these invasive pests on your property.

6 Important Facts About Stink Bugs

  1. Why are there so many stink bugs in one place?  Stink bugs collect in clusters. When they find a good place to overwinter, they release a chemical that attracts others.
  2. I’ve never seen a stink bug before. Why are they appearing now?  The Brown Marmorated (BM) stink bug was first spotted by scientists in Allentown, PA in 1998. Since that time, this stink bug has continued to move east and across Long Island.  It immigrated from China, Japan, Korea or Taiwan. It really becomes a nuisance pest both indoors and out when it is attracted to the outside of houses on warm fall days.
  3. Stink bugs are sometimes confused with the boxelder or western conifer seed bug.
  4. What do stink bugs smell like? Some people say that stink bugs smell like something is rotting! Other people claim that stink bugs smell like skunks or cilantro. They smell when you crush them or after your vacuum sucks them up!
  5. What do stink bugs eat? This bug – the Brown Marmorated (BM) stink bug – will eat almost any kind of vegetation. Farmers report severe damage to apples and pears.
  6. Why do stink bugs stink? Check out this Youtube video below from SciShow to help answer that question!
Check out more frequently asked questions about stink bugs from Rutgers University and their extended research on the agricultural impact these pests have especially on homeowners and farmers.

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