Pennsylvania Homeowners Need To Get Ready For The Fall Invasion Of Stink Bugs
September 15, 2011
Pests will try to defend themselves if they feel threatened; usually this is accomplished through some sort of bite or sting, but what better way to fend off a hungry bird or a homeowner ready to squish you than to omit a nasty smelling odor? Well, that is exactly what the brown marmorated stink bug does to send its predator packing! These pests are not native to the US, but unfortunately it appears they are here to stay and as the temperature starts to drop, they start searching for a warm place to spend the winter and it is usually inside our homes. Moyer Indoor | Outdoor, a longtime pest control company would like to offer you a few tips to help you keep stink bugs out of your home this fall so you don’t spend the entire winter with a clothes pin on your nose.
Keep Stink Bugs Out!
The best way to prevent a potential stink bug problem is to keep them out in the first place. Late summer or early fall is the time to secure your home to prevent a stink bug infestation. Here's what you can do:
Keep doors and windows closed
Replace or repair any torn or damaged screens
Apply weather stripping around windows and doors
Seal any cracks or crevices with a high quality silicone-latex caulking; pay close attention to areas under siding, around utility lines and appliance vents
Seal cracks around vents, pipes, utility cables and recessed lighting
Stink bugs feed on leafy plants so keep trees and shrubs trimmed back well away from your home
Get Rid Of Stink Bugs
If your best attempts to keep stink bugs out fail and you start seeing these smelly creatures hiding in your curtains, laundry, bedding or bureaus, don’t panic! You can vacuum them up, but be prepared for a stinky vacuum cleaner, or you can contact Moyer Indoor | Outdoor. We offer 2 effective stink bug treatments, starting now through October. These treatments will help you get rid of stink bugs and keep them out! Please contact us today for more information on our home pest control service that will resolve your stink bug problem.