Unfortunately for us, the stink bug is believed to have accidentally landed in Pennsylvania several years ago and have been causing a stink ever since. Not a native to this country, stink bugs have a tendency to find their way into Pennsylvania homes, especially during the fall and spring when stink bug activity proves to be heightened. Hopefully you already took a proactive approach to preventing stink bug activity last fall, but if you have noticed shield shaped insects returning this spring, here are some helpful hints to help prevent them from causing a stink in your home this spring:
A thorough inspection of your home both interior and exterior to see if there is any stinkbug activity. Stink bugs can be identified by their dark brown color, shield shaped body, and the foul smell that they release when disturbed or squashed.
Pay special attention to areas that stink bugs will frequent such as window sills, attics, and crawl spaces.
Check your exterior for any small cracks or holes and seal them off so that the bugs can’t get inside.
Make sure that all windows and doors are secured with screens that have no holes or tears.
Get rid of clutter in your home, especially in storage spaces where things tend to accumulate.
If stink bugs do happen to show up inside your home it is important to know that they do not cause any harm to humans. And although you may be seeing a large number of stink bugs, they do not breed in homes, just gather in large numbers. Once you have spotted stink bugs in your home it is best to contact the pest control pros to help you get rid of the problem.
For those living in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, Witt Pest Management will inspect your home and remove the unwanted house-guests. Our experienced pest control technicians will even make a few suggestions on how you can avoid stink bugs in your home in the future. If you would like more information on the trusted pest control services at Witt, please contact us today!