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Learning About Stink Bugs
Most Dallas residents have encountered Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, but few know what they’re dealing with. They do not understand the risks or the solutions. Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are a pest species that came to the United States many years ago from Asia. Pennsylvania was the first state to identify stink bugs in America in 1996. More recently, stink bugs have spread across the country. They’ve shown up in Texas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Stink bugs have shield-like backs and grow up to three-quarters of an inch.
Why Stink Bugs Invade Residential Dwellings
Are you wondering why stink bugs have decided to sneak into your home? Well, it is simple. Stink bugs enter homes because they’re overwintering. As an overwintering pest, stink bugs do not like being outside during the cold weather. They cannot tolerate the cold, harsh weather, so they need to sneak inside of your home or find another shelter. They’ll hide in your home until the temperatures rise, and they’ll go outside. They’re structural pests because they cause severe damage to plants and crops.
How Dangerous Are Stink Bugs For Humans?
Ignore a stink bug problem, and you’ll regret it. However, you can rest assured because stink bugs are not dangerous to humans. Even if your home is filled with stink bugs, you don’t have to worry about them making you ill. They don’t bite or spread diseases. They won’t harm your pets either. Don’t ignore the problem though. Stink bugs are a nuisance and they’ll make your home uncomfortable. Plus, they’ll release a bad odor when they get stressed so they’ll turn your home into a smelly mess.
Ways To Eradicate Stink Bugs In Your Home
You may want to remove the stink bugs without hiring a professional. You may have success when dealing with a small infestation. Removing a few stink bugs from your home will be simple and you’ll only need a vacuum cleaner. Turn it on and use the vacuum to grab and contain the stink bugs. Once you’ve done that, they will be trapped inside of the vacuum cleaner. You can remove them from the vacuum and seal them in a plastic bag before disposing of them outside of the home. The only issue is that not all infestations will be this easy to deal with.
If it too large, contact us, and we’ll fix the issue for you.
Eliminating A Stink Bug Infestation Yourself
You can likely eliminate a stink bug infestation on your own as long as it is small and contained. If you only have a few stink bugs in your home, you can handle them. However, you may have too many stink bugs to count. If this is the case, you may need professional assistance fixing the issue rapidly. If you need help getting rid of a large infestation, contact us, so we can remove them for you soon.
Cost Of Eliminating Stink Bugs from Dallas Homes
We provide our Dallas clients with standard prices when we can. When our exterminator only needs to use the standard services to rectify the stink bug infestation, we’ll charge standard prices. Standard pricing means that we’ll charge based on the size of your home. Our exterminator will examine your home before giving you a bid price.
Blocking Stink Bugs From Entering Your Home
Since stink bugs are overwintering pests, their survival depends on sheltering in late fall. If they don’t, the cold weather could kill them. Fill in gaps around your doors and windows to stop them from entering your home.
When Can The Stink Bug Extermination Start?
Contact us to learn more about our services and to book an appointment. Our exterminator will contact you before 48 hours elapse.