When it gets colder outside, that’s when pest problem, especially stink bugs, can start to get out of hand. These bugs like to seek shelter from the cold in people’s homes, which makes residential pest control necessary in order to get rid of them.
The Damage That Stink Bugs Cause
One thing that makes stink bugs so destructive is that they like to feed on food, fruits, and vegetables. The fall is an important time for certain crops, but these pests can destroy those crops that you have worked so hard to cultivate. Stink bugs are an incredibly destructive force on farms, orchards, and vegetable/fruit gardens, so it’s extremely important to either prevent this problem or stop it before it gets too out of hand.
On top of being terrible to farms, orchards, and gardens, stink bugs can cause a lot of destruction to homes as well. These pests like to invade homes in large numbers which can cause a release of unpleasant odors, making them a very unwanted house guest.
Stink Bug Control and Prevention
Stink bugs can be very difficult to get rid of because of the way these pests eat, using their mouths like a straw to pierce the fruit. Farmers often use pesticides on their crops and traps to try and catch the pests, but due to their unique eating style, they are hard to destroy.
Another method that some farmers and garden owners have been attempting to make use of is releasing predatory wasps to combat stink bugs and encouraging birds to frequent the yard. These are great methods to make stink bugs less prevalent in the area. Contact a professional exterminator to learn more about residential pest control.
What you can do
A great way to prevent these pests from getting into your home is making sure to conduct a thorough inspection in the summer. Find all the cracks or exposed areas in the foundation or around windows and doors, and seal them closed so stink bugs won’t be able to get in once the weather gets colder.
Another option that isn’t as necessary would be to apply pesticide anywhere that would be possible for stink bugs to enter. Pesticides may not be safe, or even effective, so it’s beneficial to consult a residential pest control professional.
Contacting a Professional
If you’re dealing with stink bug problems, then contacting a professional at Bain Pest Control would be the next step to help you be rid of this pest. We offer individual treatment plans depending on the specific case you are dealing with.
These treatment plans combine inspection, treatment, and monitoring to ensure complete elimination of the pest. One thing we offer and highly recommend is our Home Protection Plan which covers the most common pests that might attack your home, including stink bugs.
If you are dealing with a stink bug problem, contact us at Bain extermination for residential pest control to receive a free consultation or to learn more about our treatment plans that are offered.