Stink Bugs

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Stink Bugs

Color: Depending on the species, adult stink bugs can be green, brown, or grayish in color and can change colors as they develop.

Characteristics: Stink bugs are shaped somewhat like a shield and can reach up to 2cm long with 1 pair of antennae.

Size: Up to 2cm long. They are almost as wide as there are long due to their body shape.

Potentially Dangerous: No.

Nuisance Pest

What is a stink bug?

A stink bug is a crawling insect that has a shield-like shape and 6 legs that come out of the sides of their body, making them look larger. Stink bugs get their name from the odor they produce when threatened.

Why do I have stink bugs?

Stink bugs enter your home through small cracks and crevices to find shelter in the Fall. They enter homes in search of warmth for surviving the winter and are most commonly found in walls, attics, or crawl spaces.

Are stink bugs dangerous?

Stink bugs pose no threat to humans or pets, but they can be very inconvenient. They are considered a nuisance pest.

How do I get rid of stink bugs?

The best way to get rid of stink bugs is to keep them from entering in the first place (see below). If they are already inside, stink bugs can be removed with a vacuum, but be very careful not to squish them. Their smell can remain in the vacuum for a while, so dispose of contents promptly. If stink bugs in your home being to multiply, we recommend calling a pest professional right away.

How do I prevent stink bugs?

The best way to prevent stink bugs is to seal off any possible entrances they have into your home. A pest professional can help you find tiny holes and cracks on the exterior of your home and provide expert recommendations.

Can I do it myself?

If you notice just a few stink bugs, you can remove them on your own, but if it becomes an ongoing issue, contact a pest management provider right away. It is important to know how stink bugs are getting into your home in the first place to prevent larger issues.

Call Wil-Kil to begin an inspection.

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