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That’s right….crush one of those little pests and the smell is quite unpleasant. Hence the name: the Stink Bug. Originally found in East Asia, Stink Bugs made their first reported appearance in the United States in the late 1990s. They get their name because release an unpleasant odor when you crush them or when they are protecting their homes.

Stink bugs eat leaves, flowers, fruit and crops like soybeans. They also eat other pests, such as caterpillars. And while they do not harm humans, they can cause a lot of damage to crops and plants.

To prevent stink bug infestations around your home:

  • Seal cracks around your house
  • Replace damaged screen on doors and windows
  • If you see a stink bug indoors vacuum them up and throw away the bag immediately
  • Keep weeds around the garden in control and clean up the garden at the end of the growing season
  • Hand pick stink bugs in early morning when they are slow moving

If you’re concerned that you have stink bugs in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.