Stink Bugs Will Be Returning Soon, Are You Ready?

2/16/2018


Stink bugs are an agricultural pest, this means they depend on crops to provide life-sustaining nutrients, during this process it is very common for stink bugs to cause significant damage to the plants they are feeding on. Stink bugs feed and damage a number of crops including fruits, vegetables and cotton plants. They are able to easily invade both homes and businesses, they are a particular problem in the fall as they seek shelter from the elements, but can be a problem throughout the year. Once the warmer weather of spring and summer arrive, these pests will once again become active outside, damaging crops again.

Preventing stink bugs can be pretty difficult due to their ability to hide in very tight spaces, but there are some things you can do to help. Stink bug prevention tips include:

  • Sealing up holes and cracks in your foundation

  • Installing door sweeps on exterior doors

  • Sealing up holes and gaps around windows and doors

  • Keeping vegetation trimmed back away from your house

  • Closing gaps found around utility entrances such as air conditioners, exhaust fans, and wiring

  • Making sure any shingle damage on your roof is repaired and keeping a tight-fitting cap on your chimney

At Schendel Pest Services our year-round pest control options will focus on both the inside and outside of your home, making sure to remove stink bugs from inside the house while preventing them from coming in at the same time. Our Premium Care program offers pest control through the entire year, ensuring that you have nothing to worry about. With methods that include bait stations and pest monitoring, we will take every step to guarantee that stink bugs aren't stinking up your home. Our pest monitoring will include return visits in the future to ensure that these pests have not returned as well. It is likely that if you have a stink bug infestation, you will need professional help, so call us today. If you have questions or want to know how you could benefit from year-round pest control, reach out and we will be happy to answer your questions and provide an inspection, free of charge!




 

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