It’s probably safe to say that most homeowners don’t want to find any pests living inside their home, let alone have a major pest infestation. If you were to think about the most annoying invasive pests on your property, stink bugs are probably among them. With the pungent chemical smell they produce, loud buzzing wings, and distinctive shield-shaped bodies, stink bugs are annoying nuisance pests. But, unfortunately, stink bugs are often allowed into your home when you make the mistake of not taking preventative measures to keep them out.
Why Stink Bugs Are Inside Your Home
Most of the time, stink bugs are pests you will find invading your home throughout the fall season. These cold-blooded insects are drawn to homes when the weather becomes colder and they start seeking heat. Once inside, stink bugs can find a corner, crevice, or gap they can hide in to overwinter. This is when stink bugs become dormant as they wait out the colder weather. The downside to this is that they will become active any time there is a warm sunny day and it appears as though spring has returned. On such days, they may cluster around windows to get outside or become an issue by flying around your home.
How Stink Bugs Get Inside
As previously established, stink bugs are typically fall pests that are attracted to warmth. Stink bugs will cluster on sunny exterior walls of your home, crawling around until they find a crack, gap, or crevice they can squeeze into. Some of these crevices may lead to the interior of your home, in which case a stink bug will attempt to find a place to become dormant for the winter. Aside from this, stink bugs can invade through torn window screens, under doors, and through open doorways. If you’d like to avoid allowing stink bugs into your home, consider following a few preventative tips, such as repairing window screens, installing door sweeps to all exterior doorways, and sealing gaps or cracks you find around the exterior of your home with a caulking gun.
Stink bugs are disgusting and understandably not a pest you want in your home. With professional stink bug treatment, you can rest peacefully knowing your property is taken care of. Don’t waste another day worrying about the protection of your home, instead, trust the pest technicians here at Witt Pest Management to handle all of your pest problems. Our pest control programs are designed to keep your home pest-free all year long, so reach out to Witt Pest Management today!