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Taking The Stink Out Of Stink Bugs In Souderton

September 13, 2019

a stink bug on a vibrant green leaf of a house plant inside a souderton pennsylvania home

Sometimes it can seem like stink bugs infest our homes to, well, ruin our day. They don't spread any harmful diseases. They don't often bite and can't sting; but despite these things, they are still one of the more annoying pests to deal with. Why? Because no-one wants a smelly bug buzzing around their home. 

Some Interesting Facts About Stink Bugs

Fact Number 1: Stink bugs are not just home pests; they are agriculture pests. The only reason they are attracted to our homes is simply that they have big walls that get warm. Stink bugs like this warmth and will congregate in large numbers, often wandering inside without intending to.

Fact Number 2: If one stink bug finds your home, more will follow. Stink bugs release a pheromone that attracts other stink bugs, so there is rarely ever just one. 

Fact Number 3: Although stink bugs have an apparent bad odor when crushed or threatened, what that odor smells like has never been officially determined. Here are just a few ways people have described how stink bugs smell.

  • Musty

  • Woody

  • Like a skunk

  • Like coriander

  • Earthy

  • Like cilantro

Fact Number 4: Although stink bugs prefer to feed on sorghum (a cereal grain) and cotton, they have also been known to eat fruits and decorative plants. 

How To Keep Stink Bugs Out  

Are you willing to put a little bit of work into keeping stink bugs away this fall? If so, here are some steps you can take.

  • Seal up cracks in your home’s exterior foundation using a caulking gun.

  • Make sure all of your window and door screens are free of holes.

  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.

  • Keep any windows without screens closed as much as possible.

  • Consider changing any exterior light bulbs to insect repellent ones.

Also, do not try to vacuum these tiny bugs up. That is unless you want your vacuum to stink for months.

How Moyer Can Help With Stink Bugs

If stink bugs get into your home this fall or you are looking for an easier way to keep them out, consider the benefits of a professional pest control service provided by Moyer Pest Control. Our friendly pest technicians have the tools and equipment necessary to deal with stink bugs around your home

Don’t spend your time this fall gently catching and releasing stinkbugs, give Moyer a call today and get the peace you deserve.

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