Professional Stink Bug Elimination by Brown Exterminating
Stink Bug Identification
Brown Exterminating will perform professional stinkbug extermination services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients throughout southwest Virginia and the New River Valley Region.
If you’re not sure whether or not you are dealing with a stinkbug infestation, the following identification information will help you to determine if you may have a stinkbug infestation. If you have any questions, please contact Brown Exterminating for a free basic stinkbug inspection.
Stink bugs emit an unpleasant odor when you smash them. However, there are several additional ways to determine if you might be dealing with a stink bug infestation. Stink bugs tend to have a characteristic “shield” shape to their body. The most common stink bug to plague our area is the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). The body length and width are roughly the same size and the coloration is a mottled brown. The wings usually have darker bands and the antennae have lighter bands.
Stink bug nymphs have a yellow coloration with red eyes. When they get a little older, their coloration becomes less vivid.
Stink Bug Infestations and Elimination
The first sign of a residential stink bug infestation is typically the sighting of one or two stink bugs sunning themselves near a window or on the outside of a structure. They sneak in through tiny cracks and gaps in the structure of the building and are then very difficult to detect or eliminate. They typically cease feeding and moving through the winter, becoming active again only when the weather warms again to resume feeding on agricultural products.
Preventing stink bugs and other pests from entering your home or business involves physically preventing them from entering by sealing all cracks and void spaces that lead from the exterior to the interior of your home.
Stink Bug Damage
The damage caused by stink bugs is mainly confined to the damage that they do to crops such as fruits and vegetables. For agricultural victims of stink bug infestations, the signs are obvious based on their presence and the damage caused.
Stink bugs become a residential pest when they seek shelter inside homes and other structures to overwinter. They are large, obtrusive, and malodorous and are therefore unwelcome guests when they invade in large numbers in the fall.
If stink bugs have invaded your property, contact Brown Exterminating for professional stink bug elimination and consultation regarding how to prevent the issue from recurring. Call: (540) 674-0612.