Stink bugs, although largely harmless, nonetheless come with a major drawback - namely the obnoxious odor that they emit when they sense danger or are crushed. While they do not bite, sting or cause damage to your home, the smell brought by these invaders can be very difficult to eliminate...so vacuum carefully!
Native to Asia and introduced near Allentown, PA in the mid-nineties, brown marmorated stink bugs are a growing problem throughout Western's area of operation. They are especially prevalent as fall turns to winter, and your home offers the warm, cozy environment they seek. First they hide within your insulated walls. They then creep inside as the temperature sinks, lingering on walls, in curtains or near sources of light.
Had enough? Western Pest Services' Stink Bug Control Program is designed to get stink bugs out and keep them out.
Western's residential inspectors conduct a thorough inspection of both the interior and exterior of your home, looking for any cracks or gaps where Stink Bugs could enter. All findings are documented on a sketch by the residential inspector. They also inspect plants and shrubs around the outside of your home where Stink Bugs may be feeding.
Stink Bug Entry & Hiding Spots
Common Stink Bug entry points:
Common Stink Bug hiding sites:
Learn more about stink bug chimney trends and hiding spots, including how Western seeks them out
Western's service technicians apply pest control materials around windows, doors, walls and the chimney, where Stink Bugs congregate.
Our service technicians will clean up bugs that get into the house, removing live and dead bugs.
Our service technicians will re-apply pest control materials to the exterior door frames and window frames, pipe perforations and other potential sites including tree trunks. If bugs are found in clusters, your technician will remove them with a portable vacuum or other mechanical methods before re-application of pest control materials.
The best form of stink bug reduction is prevention. Western's Stink Bug Control program consists of two phases that root out these persistent invaders and prevent them from returning.