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Fox Pest Control’s Lafayette Stink Bug Exterminator Service

Having a house full of stink bugs —  STINKS! It’s hard to know what to do when they take your place over. If you squish them, they leave a stain and a nasty smell; but if you try to remove them, they seem to come right back. It’s quite the pickle. Luckily, Fox Pest Control doesn’t want you in a smelly situation. We’re here to help.

Signs of a Stink Bug Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a stink bug problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a stink bug infestation in Lafayette. 

Large Gatherings

During certain times of the year, stink bugs gather in extremely large numbers in preparation for winter. They might be found on the side of a car, house, or other structure.

Things You Need to Know About Stink Bugs

  • Stink bugs get their name from the foul odor they produce when threatened or squished. 
  • The small pest produces this odor in their abdomens, and it’s served them well over time. Because they taste and smell so bad, few creatures want to eat them. 
  • The ability to survive becomes a problem when hundreds of stink bugs are alive to seek shelter in your walls and your home’s interior over the winter while they wait the weather out until spring. 
  • If you see stink bugs inside, they’re most likely brown marmorated stink bugs, as this is the most common type of nuisance stink bug species in the United States. 
  • They will go after food if it’s left out. 

Helpful Stink Bug Prevention Tips:

  • Seal around doors, windows and foundation
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up bugs. Don’t squish them because they leave a yellowish stain and they smell terrible.
  • To keep the live stink bugs from coming back, freeze the vacuum contents overnight and dispose of them the next day. The bugs won’t survive the low temperatures.
  • For temporary relief, mix grease-fighting dish soap and water in a spray bottle or hose attachment. Apply directly to bugs outside to kill on contact.

How Do I Get Rid Of Stink Bugs?

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized stink bug treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain stink bug free.

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Stink Bug Control FAQ

How do I get rid of stink bugs?

Especially in extreme cases, professional pest control is the best way to make sure these stinkers don’t stick around for the long term. 

In the meantime
Don’t squish them or else they will stink and leave stains
Inside: Use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up
Outside: Use soapy water and a garden hose

Why are there so many stink bugs around my house?

Stink bug populations fluctuate throughout the year. Stink bugs spend the winter in a safe, warm spot until the spring. As the temperature warms, all the stink bugs move into the open to breed and eat their favorite plants. 

Because of their unique body chemistry, stink bugs have few natural predators because they smell and taste so foul. They tend to gather together during the fall to find a place to spend the winter, like wall voids or in soffits.

Are stink bugs poisonous?

Stink bugs aren’t poisonous, don’t bite, and won’t contaminate food. However, they can stink pretty bad and leave a nasty stain if squished.  

Are stink bugs invasive?

Some stink bugs are considered a nuisance pest if they invade your home. The brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) is the main nuisance species and is invasive to the U.S. 

Will stink bugs poison my pet?

Curious pets may lap up a few stink bugs, especially if the bugs gather in a specific area. Some pets may have a negative reaction to stink bugs and could vomit.

What do stink bugs eat?

Most stink bugs are herbivores. They eat leaves, flowers, and fruits. Pest species like the brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) and harlequin bug can be quite devastating to crop fields. Omnivorous stink bugs include the spined soldier bug and the two-spotted stink bug; they’re beneficial to gardens by eating pest insects.

Why are they called stink bugs?

These little stinkers are aptly named. They produce a foul-smelling chemical from their abdomen to keep predators from coming too close. Some species can spray the chemical several inches!

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