Were You Ready For The Stink Bug Invasion?

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Most homeowners in Albany, New York are seeing an explosion of stink bugs, formally known as the brown marmorated stink bug. If you are not prepared for a stink bug invasion, you may want to know more about these stinky little pests and how they can become a terrible nuisance to you and your home.

So, what’s all the fuss about anyway, since stink bugs are not harmful to people? Well, they will most likely be drawn to the sunny side of your home in search of warmth and comfort to get them through the cold winter months. They will seek refuge through cracks and crevices as a way into your home. Once inside you may find them taking flight in rooms in search of a comfortable place to hunker down for the winter. They originally came from Asia, probably as unwanted extra cargo on ships. And when these bugs feel intimidated of squashed, they can emit a liquid that will create a horrible smell and can stain both furniture and upholstery. They do not have any natural predators that eat them, allowing the population to continue to multiply. And although they do not hurt people, they can severely damage vegetable and fruit crops.

Stink bugs are a mottled brown with copper, they have a plate on their back that is triangular in shape. If you live in or near a wooded area, your home is at a higher risk of being infested with stink bugs. Oftentimes, they will congregate in or around indoor potted plants, or window and door frames. If you find stink bugs congregating in one spot, you might want to resist the urge to vacuum them up, as they will make your vacuum and your home smell quite badly. The best way to avoid an infestation is to not get caught off guard. You should do everything possible to prevent them from entering your home in the first place. Whether you already have an infestation or want to prevent one, you should contact a professional pest control company as soon as possible. Stink bug problems can quickly spiral out of control, and that can cause a homeowner some unnecessary stress.

Year-round pest control is the answer to all of your stink bug and other pest problems. Thomas Pest Control in Albany can give you peace of mind knowing that your home is ready for whatever pest comes your way in every season of the year. Our residential pest control services are effective at eliminating pests and we have solutions to prevent them in the future. Thomas Pest Control Services can help, give us a call today!


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