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Understanding The Stink Bug
Stink bugs are also referred to as Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. They’re an invasive pest that came from Asia. Although it is new to North America, it has quickly become one of the worst pests in the United States. Allentown, Pennsylvania identified the stink bug in the United States in 1996. After that, the stink bug has spread across the country. These pests can grow up to three-quarters of an inch, but many of them are smaller than that. Stink bugs can be found in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Colorado, and other states. They’re either gray or brown and they have a back shaped like a shield.
What Causes Stink Bugs?
Why have stink bugs decided to enter your dwelling? Unfortunately, the reason is simple. Stink bugs fit into the overwintering pest category. As a result, they’re going to enter your home during the winter months. They need to stay away from the cold weather. If they can’t find shelter away from the cold weather, they’ll die. They’ll enter your home through the smallest cracks, gaps, and crevices.
How Dangerous Are Stink Bugs In Seattle?
Stink bugs sound dangerous. Are they? The good news is that stink bugs are not dangerous. They cannot and won’t bite You can grab them in your hand and they still won’t bit. They won’t transmit dangerous diseases either. However, you need to be cautious when dealing with stink bugs. If you mishandle them, they will release a powerful odor that stinks up your entire home. Other than that, they’re a nuisance but they won’t create health risks.
Removing Stink Bugs From Your Home
Are you ready to remove stink bugs from your home? Your options are slim, but you can remove a few stink bugs using your vacuum cleaner. Turn it on and use the vacuum to contain the stink bug. Once you’ve done that, you can throw the bugs in a plastic bag and get rid of them. However, you might be dealing with a larger infestation and this is going to make things difficult. Contact a professional exterminator because they’ll have a plan to get rid of them for you.
Can I Eliminate A Stink Bug Infestation Myself?
Can you get rid of stink bugs in your home? Ultimately, you might be able to do so, but it is not recommended. The problem is that stink bugs are tricky. They know how to hide and they’re not easy to kill. Many DIY treatments are not effective. If you use the wrong chemicals, you may expose yourself to unnecessary risks. It is best to hide a professional because they’ll be able to remove the pests rapidly without exposing you to health hazards. When you’ve found stink bugs in your home, you have two options. You can wait until they leave during spring or you can call an exterminator.
Is Professional-Grade Stinkbug Pest Management Expensive?
We do not believe so when compared to the numerous required repeat over-the-counter pesticide treatments. When you consider, each container of DIY pesticide in Seattle costs around $15 and a large number of repeat treatments to see the slightest improvement, it may be possible to save money with our professional pest control. Since our professional stinkbug control generally only requires two treatments, you could save money in the long run.
Is It Possible To Prevent A Repeat Stinkbug Infestation In Seattle?
Yes, with our professional pest management, it is more than possible to prevent future stinkbug infestations. We combine one of the most crucial components of pest control with traps and pesticides or eco-friendly treatment. This component is no other than visual pest inspections. The inspection allows our exterminators to collect some very important data that will later be utilized to customize a treatment plan specifically for your stinkbug infestation.
When Will The Exterminator Arrive At My Seattle Home To Perform The Visual Inspection?
After we receive your pest inspection request, we will immediately begin to process it. This will take anywhere between 24 to 48 hours to complete, at which time we will be able to dispatch one of our licensed exterminators out to your home. Please feel free to take advantage of our same-day and emergency pest management services when you determine you have had enough.