Wacky Pest Wednesday: Stink Bugs
Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday! Join us today as we go over a very stinky and funny looking pest: the stink bug. Enjoy!
Stink bugs have become a very common pest in recent years, to the point where they will certainly become a nuisance in your home if left alone. Being an invasive species, these critters have no natural predators, meaning that they can reproduce without worry, and cause massive headaches to homeowners and gardeners alike.
One of the tell-tale signs of a stink bug infestation is a large grouping on the side of your home, where they will stay to sun themselves. Alternatively, if you notice several plants around your home with gaping holes in their leaves, and no pests in site that can be attributed to the damage, it is a likely sign of stink bugs hiding in the midst.
Now, what makes these critters difficult to control for the homeowner is the awful smell that they release. Like a skunk, and inclination that they are being threatened will have them expunging their scent glands, and filling your home with the smell of decay. To prevent this, don’t swat at a stink bug if you see one, but rather roll up some newspaper and allow it to crawl up it. Take it outside, and let it go. Alternatively, taking a vacuum to them is just as effective.
Stink bugs are a pest in every sense of the word, but by no means do you have to put up with their shenanigans. If you spot a group of stink bugs in your home, give us a call; in no time, it’ll seem like they were never there in the first place.
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