Stink bugs, with their distinctive odor, have been increasingly making their presence known, particularly during the cooler months when they seek shelter in our homes. Here at Paragon Pest Control, we aim to shed light on the secrets of these smelly invaders and offer you the most effective solutions to keep them at bay.
What Are Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs, or Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, are identified by their shield-shaped bodies and, of course, the foul smell they release when threatened or crushed. This odor is their defense mechanism against predators. They primarily feed on fruits, vegetables, and other plants, making them a nuisance for both homeowners and farmers alike.
How Do Stink Bugs Enter Your Home?
Stink bugs infiltrate homes, usually in the fall, seeking warmth and shelter. They enter through cracks, crevices, and other openings around doors and windows. Once inside, they hibernate until spring, when they become active again and seek a way to return outdoors.
Paragon's Approach to Stink Bug Control:
Paragon Pest Control utilizes cutting-edge solutions to combat stink bug infestations. We conduct comprehensive inspections to identify their hiding spots and devise a personalized treatment plan to eradicate them effectively. Our environmentally friendly approaches ensure the safety of your family and pets while eliminating these malodorous pests.
Seal Entry Points:
Ensure all cracks, crevices, and openings around doors and windows are sealed.
Keep your living areas clean and clutter-free to eliminate their hiding places.
Install screens on windows, doors, and vents to prevent stink bugs from entering your home.
Before bringing in packages, bags, or plants, check them for any hitchhiking stink bugs.
Stink bugs might not pose a direct threat to humans or pets, but their unpleasant odor can be quite a nuisance. By staying informed and vigilant, you can keep these odorous invaders at bay. Paragon Pest Control is here to assist you with all your pest control needs, providing effective, environmentally friendly solutions to ensure your home remains a stink bug-free zone.