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Professional Stinkbug Pest Management – Inspection, Consultation, And Quote
The stinkbug “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug” gets its name from a gland excretion. When the insect is stressed, injured, or eradicated, the gland just behind the thorax emits a substance that smells foul. The BMSB originated from Asia, making its way to the United States in 1996. A small town in Pennsylvania is the first to report stinkbug sightings. Allentown residents discovered the insect and reported their findings to a local government entity.
The adult grows up to 0.75 inches (19 millimeters) in length. The marmorated triangular-shaped shell that covers the wings is designed to protect the insect from injury.
Why Is My Chicago Home Under A Stinkbug Threat?
The stinkbug is what scientists refer to as an “overwintering pest.” Overwintering is a dormant state that insects enter during the winter season. Overwintering stinkbugs face many dangers during the winter because they are in a state of “deep sleep.” Sometimes the stinkbug will become confused during the overwintering process when the ambient temperature reaches over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The insect thinks the season is over, emerging from its hiding place to only discover it is still cold outside.
Do Stinkbugs Transmit Diseases To Humans?
No, stinkbugs do not carry diseases or parasites. They are also not known to reproduce after infiltration of a house, commercial building, government entity, or public facility. The insect’s biggest threat is its foul odor, which is pungently noticeable for several free away.
What Is The Best Pest Management Stinkbug Strategy?
A custom pest control strategy is necessary for eradicating stinkbugs. It is not recommended to crush the insect because of its foul odor. If you discover a stinkbug in your living space and want it removed safely, you will need to vacuum it up. After vacuuming, detach the debris bag and transport it to an outdoor waste bin. If possible, empty the vacuum cleaner bag in a safe area where the stinkbug can fly to safety.
Does DIY Pest Control Work For Stinkbug Infestations?
DIY pest management, in this case, is better than inaction. Over-the-counter pesticides and insecticides may be helpful in exterminating a few stinkbugs. But, will do nothing to eliminate a full-blown infestation. Only a custom professional stinkbug strategy will work.
What Is The Best Way To Prevent A Repeat Stinkbug Infestation?
The best stinkbug infestation prevention is one that addresses your home’s vulnerable pest barrier. This system creates a barrier between your home and stinkbugs. When the barrier is weak, it will allow stinkbugs to access your home with little to no effort.
Our pest management prevention addresses pest barriers, household waste disposal, and food storage systems. It also includes routine visual inspections to ensure the home stays pest-free.
When Will The Exterminator Arrive At My Chicago Home To Perform The Inspection?
It will take between 24 and 48 hours to process your stinkbug inspection request, at which time one of our exterminators will contact you about setting up an appointment. We recommend the immediate submission of a pest service request to eliminate any unnecessary delays in the extermination process.