Stink Bugs Stink!
A Seasonal Pest Problem in Ohio
Stink bugs are rapidly becoming an alarming problem for home and business owners across the state of Ohio. Specifically, the Brown marmorated stink bug was first identified in Pennylvania in 1996. Today, however, this non-native pest has spread to more than 20 neighboring states and has developed into a seasonal phenomenon.
What are Stink Bugs?
Stink bugs are easily recognizable because of the triangular shaped plate on their backs, which explains the common nickname "Shield bugs." They belong to the order hemiptera. They are appropriately named because stink bugs have small glands located on their thorax that are capable of emitting an offensive odor. Stink bugs are usually different shades of brown and exist in the United States as well as in various parts of the world. They are recognized by a triangular shaped plate on their backs. Adults are approximately 17 mm long (25 mm = one inch) and are almost as wide as they are long.
Why Are Stink Bugs Infesting Homes?
Stink bugs seek to enter homes at the first sign of cooler weather as they are unable to survive the elements without overwintering. Once inside, stink bugs may wonder from room to room in search of food and water. Although they are harmless to humans occasionally stinkbugs will cause damage to household plants. Stink bugs are commonly known for their offensive odor that they secrete when threatened.
Stink Bug Reduction Service
Significantly reducing the number of stink bugs overwintering inside your home or property can be achieved through safe, preventative and targeted exterior treatments executed 3 times per year. With the Absolute Pest Control Stink Bug Reduction Service, treatments are performed in the spring and the fall when stink bugs are at their peak.
Benefits of Stink Bug Reduction Service
Exterior preventative treatments, 3 times per year
- • FALL – Sept/Oct – Treatment to EXTERIOR reducing overwintering stinkbugs attempting to enter your home.
- • WINTER – Nov/Dec – Treatment to Attic and Fireplace – Overwintering areas.
- • SPRING - April – Exterior foundation . Reducing remaining stinkbugs as they exit your home .
Reduce The Stink Bug Activity Around Your Home
Let Absolute Pest Control help you reduce stink bug activity in and around your home, simply contact us today for more information on our stink bug reduction services or to schedule your service. Absolute Pest Control takes pride in delivering quality pest solutions.
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