STINK BUGS ARE ON THE MOVE…AGAIN
You may have heard us talking a lot about stink bugs last fall when they started to become active in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At that time, stink bugs were trying to move out of the cold and into warmer locations to spend the winter, including our homes. But now that the spring has arrived and the weather outside is beginning to get warm, stink bugs are becoming active and this means that once again you could start seeing these pests around the home.
Why Do Stink Bugs Come Into My Home in the Spring?
If you are wondering why stink bugs are inside your home this spring, well the truth is they have probably been there the entire winter. They start to move towards windows and doors in order to get back outside, which is why you will start to see them now in the early spring. During the winter, stink bugs tend to find cracks and crevices to slip into and since they are not moving about at this time, many people have no idea that they are even around.
The good news is that stink bugs are not active inside homes during the winter nor are they capable of biting or causing harm to us. But the bad news is that as their name suggests, if stink bugs feel threatened or are squished, they will leave a foul smelling odor. In some cases, they may even gather in large numbers, making them even more of a nuisance. Either way, stink bugs are hard pests to control.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
If you begin to see stink bugs in your home this spring, the best thing to do is give your local stink bug extermination experts at Viking Pest Control a call. Although it may seem easier to reach for a bottle of spray, many store bought chemicals are not very effective in getting rid of stink bugs. Also, if used in the wrong way, these chemicals can be dangerous to your family, pets and plants.
No matter what time of the year, if you are finding stink bugs in your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home, please give the extermination experts at Viking Pest Control a call and leave the stress of stink bug control to our certified team!