Spring is slowly coming upon us, which brings warm weather and color back into the cold world we’ve been living in for the past few months. As the world gets warmer, animals and insects come out of hiding, including everyone’s favorite pest: stink bugs.
Stink bugs made their way to the United States a few years ago, and they are a pest that just does not seem to go away. Although there are thousands of different species, they can always be identified by their shield-like shape and two antennas coming from the top of their head.
Although there are hundreds of these species in the United States, the most common one is the brown marmorated stink bug, which seems to be everywhere you go in the springtime. They can be found crawling around in your home or flying from place to place.
These pests got their name for one very particular reason: they stink. If you kill a stink bug or make them feel anxious, they release a scent you would not want made into a perfume. It is their natural defense system, no matter how unpleasant the smell may be.
With the weather warming up, you might see more stink bugs around your home, but not for the reason you may think. They make their way into your home during the fall to survive through the winter, hiding out in areas that may not get a lot of attention such as the attic or basement. But one the warm weather comes around, there is only one place stink bugs want to go: outside.
No one wants to see a stink bug in their home. They are terrible to get rid of and might stink up your home if you do not get rid of them the right way. If there is just one or two in your home, the best way to get rid of them is to vacuum them. This way, the smell does not make its way into your home. You could also catch the stink bugs and release them back outside, but the odds of them making their way back into your home are greater that way.
If you happen to have more than just a few, your best option is to call in a pest control professional like UltraPro Pest Protection. A professional will be able to remove these pests from your home in the safest way possible. They will also be able to patch up cracks in the home where stink bugs, and most likely other pests, would be sneaking in to take over your home.
With all of these measures, you will be able to get the stink bugs out and keep them out (along with other pests) for good. With the help of a company like UltraPro Pest Protection, you will be able to live in your home without worrying about what pests will be crawling around next to you.