April 28, 2020

What Every Conroe Resident Ought To Know About Stink Bugs

Having your home infested with pests stinks, figuratively and sometimes literally. Stink bugs are a common pest during the fall and spring. They can appear in huge numbers around your house. If you crush one, by accident or on purpose, it’ll release a foul smell that can linger for a long time in the room. So how do you get rid of these bugs? Or, better yet, how do you keep them from getting inside in the first place? Here’s a helpful guide to dealing with stink bugs in Conroe.

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Stink Bug Appearance

Stink bugs are sometimes called shield bugs because their bodies are shaped like small shields. They are often grey in color, though they can be brown as well. They’re small, just a few centimeters long, but they can appear in large numbers.

Stink Bug Activity

Stink bugs are most active in homes during the fall and spring. This is because they are looking for warm places to overwinter. During the fall they will come to your home and try to get inside the walls. Within the walls, they can stay warm enough to survive the winter. Come spring, the warm weather will draw them back out again. They will appear seemingly out of nowhere and you’ll start to see them everywhere in your house. What can you do to stop them?

Stink Bug Prevention

Luckily stink bugs are not dangerous to humans. While they may eat house plants, they’re mostly considered nuisance pests. In order to keep stink bugs out of your house, prevention should start in the fall. Check the exterior of your home for holes and cracks that may be allowing entry to stink bugs.

Come spring, you should also take a close look at the walls of your home for entry points. Make sure that the screens over your doors, windows, and vents are in good condition and free of tears. If you find a stink bug in your home, you can crush it outside your door. The scent may act as a warning to other stink bugs. Otherwise, you should kill stink bugs by vacuuming them, flushing them down the toilet, or killing them outside. This will save your home from their signature stink.

Bill Clark Pest Control

The other way to prevent a stink bug infestation, or to deal with an ongoing stink bug problem, is to partner with Bill Clark Pest Control. We offer year-round pest prevention for a variety of different pests, including stink bugs.

Our treatment starts with an inspection. We’ll check your home for entry points and attracting factors. We may be able to help you determine whether there are stink bugs in your walls even if they haven’t started appearing in your home yet. We can also help you remove stink bugs that are in your home without releasing their unpleasant smell. This spring, you should be able to enjoy the season without worrying about the pests that may be lurking behind your walls. Call Bill Clark Pest Control for long-lasting pest prevention and elimination.


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