If you live in the Winston-Salem area, you might have noticed a new intruder in your home over the last few weeks as outside temperatures have cooled — stink bugs.
Officially called “Brown Marmorated stink bugs,” stink bugs are non-native to the area, but have quickly become a nuisance to homeowners and business owners across the Piedmont and throughout North Carolina and even Virginia. Due to an early warm spring this year, these pests bred two generations instead of just one, leading to an exponential population increase as they’ve migrated to the Triad for the fall.
What Do Stink Bugs Do?
Although stink bugs are mostly harmless, they can cause damage to vegetation around your home (particularly food crops), and they do emit an offensive odor when threatened or injured.
And like most bugs, their general presence is never a welcome sight.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Despite their larger body size, stink bugs can fit through very small openings in your home — from doors to windows to garages and everything in between.
One way to prevent stink bugs from coming into your Winston-Salem home is to seal up any cracks or crevices where the bugs could try to enter your living spaces, particularly near potential heat sources such as vents or appliances.
McNeely Pest Control, Inc: Your Winston-Salem & Greensboro Stink Bug Experts
Although home pest treatments can be a temporary solution to your pest problem, they’re most likely not going to keep out stink bugs for good. If you’re dealing with a major stink bug infestation in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point or surrounding areas, give McNeely Pest Control, Inc a call about our professional stink bug control services.
Our licensed extermination staff is trained and equipped to handle your stink bug problem, no matter how big or small. We not only know the best ways to remove and eliminate stink bugs from your home — we also know the best ways to keep them out. In addition, we use only environmentally responsible pest control methods and products to keep you, your family, and your pets safe — before, during and after treatment.
Interested? Contact us today for more information.