Payne Pest Management Inc. is a full service pest control company offering pest management to commercial and residential properties in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Identifying and Dealing with Stink Bugs

Stink bugs aren’t harmful to humans, but their unpleasant stench makes them unwelcome houseguests. Although they may leave people alone, they are extremely destructive to plants and agriculture, and can easily cause damage to a wide range of trees and crops. Stink bugs are able to spread unchecked because they have very few natural predators. If they enter your home, getting rid of them is a job for a professional pest control company. This information will help you determine if the pests in your home are stink bugs and what you can do about them.

Stink Bug Appearance

Most stink bugs in California are brown marmorated stink bugs. They have brown bodies with darks bands on their edges and the tips of their wings. Their legs are marbled brown and white, and they have white bands on their antennae. Their bodies are wider than their heads, and if you can get close enough, you can see bluish green depressions on their shoulders and heads. They are only about one-half to three-quarters of an inch in size, but they often travel in packs, making them easier to spot.

Stink bugs tend to hide in cracks and crevices, and inside the walls during cool weather. Homeowners usually see them during the springtime, when they emerge in the warmer weather. They only release their odor when they feel threatened, but when they do, the smell can linger for an extended period of time.

Stink Bug Extermination

Unless you want to deal with stink bug odors, don’t try to squish them. Because there are usually so many stink bugs involved in an infestation, the best strategy is to call your pest control company. If you see a stink bug outside of your home, it’s okay to step on it. The odor is a deterrent to other stink bugs who may be eyeing up your house for a place to spend the winter.

Let Payne Pest Management help you get rid of the odorous problem of stink bugs. Our home pest control team can keep your house free of insects and rodents. For more information about our pest control services in Orange County, call (877) 365-5629.

Categories: Stink Bugs

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