Tag: stink bugs

Bug Tip Tuesday | Vacuuming to prevent stink bugs

One effective method for stink bugs control is vacuuming. It may be a simple solution, but it’s one of the best ways to remove these pests from your home. Stink bugs won’t create a nest in your home. They don’t lay eggs indoors – they lay them on leaves. They won’t reproduce or eat... more
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What Do Stink Bugs Eat?

Stink bugs feed on a variety of plants, including fruits. Some of their favorite fruits include mulberries, apples, figs, peaches, citrus and persimmons. In Pennsylvania, these bugs are becoming a serious agricultural pest. They produced some serious losses in peach and apple orchards in... more
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Brown marmorated stink bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan.In September 1998 it was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it is believed to have been accidentally introduced. The nymphs and adults of the... more
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How do I keep stink bugs away?

The nasty smell stink bugs give off when killed or handled is enough to give them a bad reputation. They can be nuisances, but luckily they don’t cause any damage to the structure of your home. And even better, they don’t reproduce indoors. If there’s a stink bug infestation near your... more
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Do stink bugs bite or cause damage?

The good news is that stink bugs don’t bite. They also don’t harm people or pets, nor do they spread disease. However, some people are allergic to the compounds released by the stink bug. Symptoms of this allergy can include a runny nose and, if you come in contact with crushed bugs,... more
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Pests in the Living Room

The living room can play host to a number of different activities and, as a result, can also play host to a number of different bugs. A popular family gathering spot, there are ample opportunities for pests to gain entry and a number of reasons for them to stay once they get situated in the... more
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Fall is Stink Bug Season

The fall season is officially here, and with it comes the resurgence of the pesky brown marmorated stink bug. Originally from Asia, this invader is now found throughout most of the continental U.S. This is partially due to its lack of natural predators. Easily identified by their mottled brownish... more
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Overwintering Bugs

It is the time of the year when overwintering insects are determined to enter your home. The brown marmorated stink bug is one of the pests to contend with when the weather changes. There are also cluster flies, western conifer seed bugs, boxelder bugs and multi-colored asian ladybugs. These are... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Stink Bug Spray

A home made stink bug spray. Mix 32 oz hot water with 3/4 cup mild dish soap. Spray this solution directly onto stink bugs or in areas where stink bugs gather. It will kill the current bugs there without the awful smell and keep new bugs from gathering in that... more
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Stink Bugs in Spring

Finding stink bugs in your home recently?  If you have, this means  you were subject to an infestation during the fall and they have spent the winter hibernating in your home.  They are now becoming active since we are experiencing some warmer days. Contact us to complete a full inspection of... more
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