Scientific Name: Halyomorpha halys
Simply put, stink bugs stink. They get their name because if disturbed, they will emit a very unpleasant odor. If you suddenly find this chubby shield shaped insect climbing around the windows inside you home, you will want them gone. That is where Pointe Pest Control comes in. We eliminate stink bugs.
Stink bugs have a flat pentagonal shape. They range in color from brown to green. They are larger than a pencil eraser. Stink bugs have piercing, sucking mouth parts. In vegetable gardens and fruit orchards they can cause damage to produce and fruit. The reason they get into your home is because they are looking for a nice warm place to spend the winter. When cold weather begins in the fall, stink bugs begin to gather in large numbers on the southern side of buildings. If there is a way to get into your attic, they will find it. Then the adults will overwinter. When spring arrives, they emerge and often find their way into the living spaces of your home.
Signs of an Infestation:
Since you aren’t up in your attic very often, it is difficult to know if you have a mass of stink bugs taking up residence. Usually the only way to know if you have stink bugs living with you is by finding them in your home. Stink bugs will begin to accumulate by windows. Since they are a larger insect, that emit a foul odor, homeowners find them repulsive.
The best way to keep stink bugs out of your home is to make certain you don’t have any pathways that lead inside. When you call Pointe Pest Control, our experienced technicians will go on a perimeter inspection of your home. We can identify potential entry zones and seal them up. We pay particular attention to the southern facing side of your home. As for the stink bugs that have made their way inside, our experienced pest control technicians will get them out of your home so you can enjoy a pest free house once again. When you need professional pest control, think Pointe Pet Control.