Stink Bugs can vary in color depending on their location. They can be beautiful like the one pictured here or plain dark brown as more commonly seen in and around your home.
What do they look like?
Stink bugs have large sucking mouthparts and straight antenna. They also have a shield-like top and enjoy feeding on plants such as fruits and vegetables. Stink bugs have been found on apples, peaches, tomatoes, corn, blackberries, lima beans, green peppers, and soybeans.
Behavior & Habits
They get their name because well, they stink, literally! Most homeowners will detect them by their mass invasions in the fall where they show themselves to gain warmth from the sun. Their size and repelling odor leaves homeowners very upset. Females can lay anywhere from 20-30 eggs and hatch around 5 days later.
Your New Roommates
Stink bugs pose a huge risk to agricultural farms, but also to homeowners. In the late summer, the adult bugs are looking for shelter and a place to spend the winter. They get inside by cracks in your walls or other openings and like to hide inside the walls, attic or crawl space. In the spring they want out. This is when most people will notice they have a stink bug infestation on their hands.
I bet you didn’t know this:
Some stink bugs can reach up to 2 cm in length, and scientists believe that the reason for their smell has to do with protecting themselves from predators.
Stink bugs can be very difficult to control. If you are experiencing a stink big problem, contact us. One of our professionals will come out and complete a thorough inspection of your home and develop a treatment plan.
P.S. Whatever you do, do not vacuum them up. Your vacuum will smell… for days!
We’ll take a look at your pest problem with a detailed inspection by one of our certified technicians. From there, we will design a custom plan fit specifically for your needs.
Boom will apply or install the necessary products that focus on reduction of the pests and prevention for future infestations.
We’ll observe and manage our work by communicating with you on a regular basis to make sure your pests stay controlled.