Stink bugs, which can be green, brown or gray, are common insect pests that give off unpleasant odors when disturbed. These critters can enter homes and residences through weaknesses in the foundation. If allowed to proliferate inside the building, the bugs can infest most rooms of the house. While a few stray bugs can generally be vacuumed up, larger populations will nearly always require professional assistance. At Masters Termite and Pest Control, we can assess the situation and develop a tailored plan of action. The insects can thus be eradicated before the infestation becomes severe.
Identifying Stink Bugs
Stink bugs have triangular bodies and are usually under an inch long. The bugs are common crop pests and can become especially bothersome in agricultural areas. The females of the species lay masses of eggs on the undersides of leaves and plant stalks. The nymphs that emerge from the eggs mature into winged adults later in the year. The insects are found all over the eastern United States.
While most species of stink bugs are innocuous, the insects can give off loathsome odors that can be quite problematic. The bugs are most evident during the fall and spring but are active during all seasons of the year. Because squashing the bugs can lead to aromas that will be difficult to eradicate, trusted exterminators should always handle the job.
If homeowners or business owners are currently experiencing a stink bug infestation, they will want to be as proactive as possible. Calibrated treatments can remove the bugs without the release of unpleasant aromas. Interested parties can call us for a free quote and further assistance.