A Tri-County Pest Control Q&A: All About Stink Bugs

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Have a particular pest beginning to make a stink in and around your property? It could very well be the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. While the ‘stink bug’ isn’t indidgenous to the United States. It’s more recent appearance in the northeast corridor of the U.S. has homeowners cringing.

Let’s learn more about this pesky pest now.

Q: What area is the Stink Bug a native pest of?
A: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is native to portions of Asia.

Q: When was the Stink Bug first discovered in the U.S.?
A: It is reported that the first Stink Bug specimen made its way to the U.S. in 1998.

Q: In which season is the Stink Bug most likely to invade home?
A: The Stink Bug is likely to find its way into a home during the Fall season. Once inside a home, they will go into hiberation and wait for Winter to pass.

Q: Why are they called Stink Bugs?
A: The stink bug has the ability to emit an odor that is said to be a line of defense against getting eaten by prey. However, humans can also cause the bug to emit the odor; often by injuring to attempting to kill the pest.

Q: What is the the best way to stop a Stink Bug infestation?
A: While the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has made Stink Bug control a recent priority due to the species feeding off a variety of food crops, the best way you can rid yourself of the pests is by calling Tri-County Pest Control.

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