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Stink Bug Identification


What are stink bugs?

The brown marmorated stink bug was first found in Allentown in 1998 but it is believed that this pest was accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania several years earlier. Appropriately named, stink bugs have scent glands that are capable of emitting an offensive-smelling liquid. Adults are approximately 5/8 of an inch long and like other stinks bugs, they have the typical shield shape body associated with these pests and are almost as wide as they are long. Both the upper and lower sections of a brown marmorated stink bug's body are a shade of brown with patches of metallic copper or bluish-colored punctures on their head and dorsal plate.

a stink bug on a wooden structure outside of a home in new castle delaware

Why do I have them?

Stink bugs are nuisance pests, especially during the fall when they are in search of overwintering sites. These pests are attracted to the outside of buildings and will also make their way indoors utilizing cracks around windows and doors among others. Stink bugs are also a problem in the spring when they become active again.    

Are stink bugs dangerous?

Stink bugs are a serious agricultural pest and will feed on fruit, vegetables, and other farm crops. Though they are not harmful to humans and do not reproduce inside structures, the smell they leave behind if they are squished or vacuumed up can be quite noticeable.

How do I get rid of stink bugs?

Because stink bugs are found both indoors and on the exterior of structures, they can be very difficult to get rid of without help.  A Moyer Service Professional™ can confirm the presence of stink bugs and recommend a treatment that will greatly reduce the number of stink bugs entering your home/structure.

Can I do it myself?

Many do-it-yourself methods intended to rid your property of stink bugs simply do not work as the chemicals they use are not effective or applied in the appropriate areas. Also, if misused or mixed improperly, pesticides can be very dangerous to people, pets, and plants.

Is the treatment safe?

The health and safety of our customers, their families, or their employees is very important to us and that is why we use Integrated Pest Management products and treatments that are EPA registered for pest control use. In addition, all of our Service Professionals™ are registered and licensed by the state or local jurisdictions where we provide service to ensure proper application.

How soon can you get here?

Moyer Service Professionals™ are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Stink bugs and other pest problems are difficult to prevent which is why so many of our customers choose one of our three comprehensive, year-round pest control programs.   

Where does Moyer Pest Control service?

Moyer provides professional pest extermination services in Telford, Earlington, and King Of Prussia, as well as throughout the Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery counties and parts of the Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties.

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