Why Are There Stink Bugs in My House?
Stink bugs prefer to live in the outdoors, feeding on outdoor vegetation. In the autumn when temperatures begin to drop, stink bugs will find a place to spend the winter. In nature this may be the bark of a tree or other protected place, but oftentimes the warmth and comfort of your home can draw stink bugs to escape the cold.
Your home is full of cracks and crevices that insects can enter. When a stink bug decides to overwinter in your home, they often will remain hidden in wall voids, attics, and other void spaces. Unfortunately stink bugs are attracted toward light, so they will sometimes gather around your windows and light fixtures where they pose an unsightly nuisance.
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How Do I Get Rid of Stink Bugs?
While stink bugs may occupy buildings during colder months, during the rest of the year they live, breed, and feed outdoors. There is nothing for them to eat inside of your home, and their eggs can be laid only on the leaves of plants, so they cannot breed indoors. The best tool to remove stink bugs from inside your home is a vacuum. Vacuuming is an excellent way to keep stink bugs from bothering your family and pets.
Since buildings have thousands of cracks and crevices that stink bugs can use to enter, sealing them out completely is not possible. However there are some things that can be done to help prevent them from choosing your home.
Landmark’s Complete Home Care is a proactive way to protect your home all year long from over 40 different invading insects and mice. Many of the treatments we apply repel insects from entering your home. We use the science of the way pests live, breed, and feed to proactively keep them out.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
Stink bugs can be an unsightly nuisance and can be unpleasant to share your home with. The good news is that they do not infest buildings, bite people, or spread disease. If you want to reduce their ability to enter your home, call Landmark to schedule a treatment before they have a chance to enter this year.
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