How Do You Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Your Home?
Stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) were accidentally introduced to Pennsylvania in the late 1990s. They are an invasive species as well as a pest, causing damage to crops and infesting your home, too. You might feel an artificial sense of safety if you have not yet noticed them, because stink bugs tend only to emerge in the late summer. Stink bugs remain active all summer long, though, laying eggs for months before you are even aware they are there. Then come early fall, you might notice them and need to call a professional stink bug control expert in Pennsylvania.
Getting rid of stink bugs in your home can be done but it does require professional intervention. Places like Viking offer a multi-stage process that ensures that stink bugs are removed at their source. Working from the outside of your home first, the pest control professionals will make sure that the stink bugs are unable to mate, nest, or lay their eggs, and that any hatched stink bugs do not reach adulthood. Stink bugs are nothing to worry about—unlike other pests, they do not spread diseases. However, they are annoying, and they do live up to their smelly name. What’s more, getting rid of stink bugs helps the local economy because stink bugs have wreaked havoc on Pennsylvania farmers. Getting rid of stink bugs in your home means helping to rid the entire state of the problem.
You can call a stink bug professional if you know that one of your neighbors had a problem with stink bugs before, because once the eggs hatch you might end up with a full infestation of thousands of bugs. To prevent any problem from getting out of hand, a pest control specialist can help you understand the early warning signs and risk factors in your neighborhood.