The stink bug, notorious for its “smelly” reputation, earned its name from its tendency to release an odor when disturbed or when crushed.
Although the old, winter months are upon us, the stinky little creature still abounds, living in windowsill crevices and under eaves, and showing itself when the winter suns shines bright and temperatures reach the high 40s and above.
When handled or disturbed, stink bugs are able to secrete a bad-smelling, bad-tasting fluid from pores on the sides of their bodies. This secretion protects stink bugs from predators. They are often fed upon by birds, spiders, assassin bugs and other arthropod predators (including other stink bugs).
If you’re concerned about stink bugs around your home or place of business, give Dave’s Pest Control a call at 1-800-400-6009.