Stink bugs are on the rise and predictions for the 2015 season are that it could be the worst one on record. Call us today to get on an annual treatment program to reduce stink bug populations around the home.
Stink bugs in New Jersey are an invasive species that are believed to have come to the U.S. in the Fall of 1996. They have been traced back to Allentown, PA in a shipment of something from Eastern Asia. Stink bugs in New Jersey have spread ever further each year and are damaging crops and infesting homes throughout the state. The USDA have named stink bugs the top invasive insect of interest.
They become a nuisance pest when entering your home or building looking for a cozy wintering spot. They live inside of your attic or deep within your walls and will come out in the spring or on an unseasonably warm winter day. They become quite a nuisance for homeowners and business owners alike. Fortunately, they do no damage other than a little staining of the walls, they do not bite and are not known to carry disease.
Once inside, your best course of action is to vacuum them up if they are appearing in large numbers or to gently grab them with a tissue and flush down the toilet. As their name suggests, if they are squished they will release a potent, unpleasant smell.
If a stink bug infestation has settled into your New Jersey home there are some means of control available to assist the homeowner. However, your best course of action is planning to prevent this from occurring the following year. We can control stink bugs in New Jersey with a series of well-timed treatments to the outside of the home that will prevent an infestation from beginning in late summer or early fall.
Very specific timing is required to be most effective so call now for an annual action plan to prevent next year’s stink bug infestation.