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Pennsylvania Stink Bugs: How To Prevent Them

October 15, 2013

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PA Stink Bug Control

Stink bugs are hard to control which is why prevention is key!

Stink bugs. If you don’t have them yet, beware- they are coming! Late summer/early fall is the best time to prevent these pests, because they will be looking to enter your home as soon as the weather cools off. Once they enter your home, there will be very little you can do to get rid of stink bugs in PA.

Stink bugs are annoying insects that were introduced into Pennsylvania in the late 90s. They are approximately 5/8 of an inch long with various shades of brown on both the top and underside of their bodies. You can recognize them by their characteristic shield shape and the stinky odor that they emit when they are squished. What can you do about stink bugs BEFORE they arrive? Here are some helpful tips from the PA pest control professionals at Moyer Pest:

  • Block up any gaps in the exterior of your home. Make sure window and door screens are completely intact and that there are no gaps around doors and windows.

  • Turn off outdoor lights at night (these attract insects) or install yellow or sodium vapor lighting outdoors to attract fewer insects.

  • Keep vegetation trimmed back away from your home to deter pests.

  • Reduce areas of moisture both inside and outside your home. Most pests need moisture to survive, so eliminating moist environments inside your home as well as directly around your home can help eliminate pests.

  • Contact PA pest control professionals to deliver a stink bug preventative treatment at the end of summer, before these pests become a problem.

If it is too late for you and you’ve already got stink bugs crawling into your home, eliminating them can be quite a challenge. They may be hiding under siding and getting rid of them there is nearly impossible. The best thing to do is to contact the professionals at Moyer Indoor | Outdoor. Our year round home pest control can eliminate these pests and prevent them from returning. We know how to get rid of stink bugs and other fall invaders (spiders, lady bugs, rodents) that may be bothering you. With our Exterior Guard, Complete Home Guard and Complete Home Guard Plus programs, you can be sure that Moyer will come to your rescue for Pennsylvania stink bugs and the other pests that have found their way indoors. Call today for more information on the services we provide or to set up your first inspection.

 



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