Having a house full of stink bugs — STINKS! It’s hard to know what to do when they take your place over. If you squish them, they leave a stain and a nasty smell; but if you try to remove them, they seem to come right back. It’s quite the pickle. Luckily, Fox Pest Control doesn’t want you in a smelly situation. We’re here to help.
You might already know for sure that you have a stink bug problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a stink bug infestation in Rockland County.
During certain times of the year, stink bugs gather in extremely large numbers in preparation for winter. They might be found on the side of a car, house, or other structure.
Think you have a stink bug problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free stink bug control quote.
Schedule same day service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized stink bug treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain stink bug free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the stink bugs don’t come back. If you see any stink bug activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Especially in extreme cases, professional pest control is the best way to make sure these stinkers don’t stick around for the long term.
In the meantime:
Don’t squish them or else they will stink and leave stains
Inside: Use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up
Outside: Use soapy water and a garden hose
Stink bug populations fluctuate throughout the year. Stink bugs spend the winter in a safe, warm spot until the spring. As the temperature warms, all the stink bugs move into the open to breed and eat their favorite plants.
Because of their unique body chemistry, stink bugs have few natural predators because they smell and taste so foul. They tend to gather together during the fall to find a place to spend the winter, like wall voids or in soffits.
Stink bugs aren’t poisonous, don’t bite, and won’t contaminate food. However, they can stink pretty bad and leave a nasty stain if squished.
Some stink bugs are considered a nuisance pest if they invade your home. The brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) is the main nuisance species and is invasive to the U.S.
Curious pets may lap up a few stink bugs, especially if the bugs gather in a specific area. Some pets may have a negative reaction to stink bugs and could vomit.
Most stink bugs are herbivores. They eat leaves, flowers, and fruits. Pest species like the brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) and harlequin bug can be quite devastating to crop fields. Omnivorous stink bugs include the spined soldier bug and the two-spotted stink bug; they’re beneficial to gardens by eating pest insects.
These little stinkers are aptly named. They produce a foul-smelling chemical from their abdomen to keep predators from coming too close. Some species can spray the chemical several inches!
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– Anthony Falzone
Posted December 12th 2019
We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.
– Tara Canaan
Posted December 1st 2019
We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)
– Tina Le
Posted December 8th 2019
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And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.