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About The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
There are several invasive pests in the United States, but Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have become one of the most common. They entered the United States in 1996, and they’ve been spreading across the country ever since. They’re called stink bugs because they can release a horrific smell from the glands found in their thorax. If you crush them or scare them, the bugs will release this stinky smell. If you try to deal with the issue on your own, you’ll need to work cautiously to prevent them from turning your home into a smelly mess.
Stink bugs may grow up to three-quarters of an inch, and they have a shield-shaped back. They’re found across the country, so you’ll likely have to deal with them in Portland.
Why Stink Bugs Sneak Into Portland Homes
One thing to know is that stink bugs are a member of the overwintering pest category. What does this mean? Well, stink bugs will do what they can to find shelter before the cold winter months arrive. If they can’t find shelter elsewhere, they’ll sneak into your home and take shelter in clothes, cracks, corners, and curtains. Once spring arrives, these bugs will notice the temperatures rising, so they’ll try to go outside. If you find a lot of stink bugs in your home this spring, you had an overwintering pest problem. If you don’t do something about it, the bugs will return in late fall.
Dangers Associated With Stink Bugs
Although you need to deal with stink bugs rapidly, you don’t need to worry about your health. Stink bugs are not dangerous since they don’t bite or transmit dangerous diseases. Despite note being dangerous, don’t ignore a stink bug infestation. These bugs will enter your home in large numbers and they won’t disappear until spring returns. With this in mind, you need to discover techniques to get rid of the stink bugs quickly.
Removing Stink Bugs From Portland Homes
How can you eliminate stink bugs from a Portland home? Well, you have plenty of options at your disposal. First and foremost, you can try fixing the problem on your own. Just remember that this method is only recommended for small infestations. If you have a lot of stink bugs in your home, hiring a professional exterminator would be best. When you can fix the problem yourself, it is wise to use a vacuum cleaner. You can use your vacuum to contain the bugs and dispose of them later.
Dealing With A Stink Bug Infestation On My Own
Depending on the size of the stink bug infestation, you might be able to fix the problem on your own. If you have a few stink bugs, you can get rid of them by turning on your vacuum. However, stink bugs tend to infest homes in large numbers. When they find a way to enter your home, countless other stink bugs will enter your home as well. It doesn’t help that DIY techniques are not reliable and some are unsafe. We recommend calling us because we can deal with large stink bug infestations quickly.
The Cost Of Eliminating Stink Bug Infestations
We know that you’re worried about the cost of our stink bug extermination services, but you shouldn’t be. Our company works hard to provide our clients with affordable, cost-effective services. We offer standard pricing when our exterminators will only need to use standard services. When standard pricing is applicable, the price is calculated depending on the size of your home. Rest assured knowing our exterminator will give you a bid price before you agree to use our services.
Preventing Stink Bugs From Infesting Your Home
Contact our office to learn more about keeping stink bugs out of your home. Remember that stink bugs are entering your home through small gaps and cracks. To keep them out, you need to block their entry routes. Find the gaps in your exterior walls and fill them in immediately. Doing so will stop stink bugs from invading your home.
When Can Your Exterminator Reach My Home?
Pick up your phone and call our local office right now. After your initial call, we’ll make sure you hear from us in 48 hours or sooner.
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