WHAT ARE STINK BUGS?
Stink bugs are large, oval or shield-shaped insects. They get their common name from the odor of the chemical that they produce in glands on their abdomen. Scientists suspect this odor might be a defense against predators.
HOW TO GET RID OF STINK BUGS
The most effective control for overwintering stink bugs is prevention. Once inside the wall voids, they are extremely difficult to control. They do not feed or reproduce while indoors but may reappear on a warm winter day or in the spring. Once a home experiences a stink bug invasion, they are likely to have a reoccurrence in the next fall. A Summit pest control professional should be contacted help develop and implement a plan to keep this from happening.
CAN A STINK BUG HARM YOU?
Stink bugs do not prefer to bite people. In fact, most species of stink bugs feed on plants. They suck the juice from leaves, stems, and roots of plants. They attack everything from ornamental plants to weeds. The insects pierce the skin of the plant and extract the juice inside.