Yuck, stink bugs! While rather harmless, stink bugs are annoying, gross, and as the name says – they stink! Warm weather typically means an influx of these pests as they venture out after hiding all winter. So let’s take a closer look to get to know them.

Stink Bug Facts:

  1. Stink bugs came to the United States from Eastern Asia in the mid-1990s
  2. Stink bugs release an odor when threatened or crushed
  3. The unique shield shape is a signature characteristic of stink bugs
  4. Adult stink bugs are capable fliers with fully developed wings
  5. Stink bugs can damage crops
  6. When it starts to get cool outside (late summer, early fall), stink bugs enter houses to find a place to overwinter
  7. Stink bugs will often warm themselves in the sunny areas of houses
  8. A clear sign of an infestation is a significant number of alive or dead stink bugs
  9. Adult stink bugs feed on fruit
  10. Nymph stink bugs feed on leaves, stems and fruit

How to Prevent Stink Bugs:

Stink bugs enter through gaps, cracks and crevices so it is very helpful to inspect the exterior of your home and seal up any openings that you find. A preventative treatment by your trusted local pest control professional is also a great way to prevent stink bugs.

If you have stink bugs in your home or you’d like to prevent stink bugs, contact us for a free inspection.  Attention Pest Solutions offers stink bug control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.