In the spring and fall, Stink Bugs try to enter homes for warmth and protection. While they are not especially dangerous, they are hard to kill and difficult to eliminate with over the counter products. Stink bugs are very prevalent in Four Seasons Pest Control service area of Danville, VA, Moneta, VA, and Reidsville, NC.

Four Seasons Pest Control has a proven method to mitigate stink bug infestation of your home, and can assist you with their removal. We can also help with Ladybugs and other seasonal pests.

 

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Apparenance: Adult brown marmorated stink bugs are approximately.67 inches long and about as wide, forming the characteristic heraldic shield shape. They are generally a dark brown when viewed from above, with a creamy white-brown underside. Individual coloration may vary, with some bugs being various shades of red, grey, light brown, copper, or black.

Habitat
The stink bug is native to Asia and was accidentally released into the U.S. around 1998. Virginia, along with Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, is the current hot zone for these pests. North Carolina and other surrounding states are also severely affected.

Diet
Stink bugs are primarily an agricultural pest and feed on a wide range of crops including apples, apricots, Asian pears, cherries, corn, grapes, lima beans, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, and soybeans.

Control
Stink bugs are a nuisance pest for most homeowners. They generally enter a home under siding, through soffits, around window and door frames, chimneys, or any space which has openings big enough for their size. They seek warmth and generally wait indoors for winter to pass. They do hibernate, but may wake up and fly about a warm home.

Prevention includes sealing gaps in obvious entry spots. They tend to be immune to most over the counter pest control sprays. A Four Seasons technician can help develop a plan to mitigate them inside your home.