It’s a skunk, it’s a dumpster, it’s … a stinkbug! If you’ve ever made the mistake of smacking one of these pests, you know how unpleasant their aroma can be. Read on for some tips to keep stink bugs out of your home, from the Northeast Atlanta pest control experts at Progressive Pest Control.
What are Stink Bugs?
According to UGA, brown marmorated stink bugs are native to Asia, but were first discovered in North America in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1998. Since then, they have rapidly spread to a total of 42 states and 2 Canadian provinces.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
It’s always easier to prevent a pest infestation than to end one. Make sure your doors, windows, crawl spaces, and attics are all tightly sealed. Make sure your vents have screens, exterior doors are weather stripped, and use caulk on any small gaps you find.
Stink bugs don’t bite or sting, but they do stink. Avoid crushing them if do don’t want your home to reek. Instead, gently scoop them up with a dustpan and flush them. You can also vacuum them up, but if you do make sure to quickly throw out the vacuum cleaner bag to avoid the smell.
The very best way to get rid of stink bugs is by contacting us at (770) 791- 0055! Our Northeast Atlanta pest control services will get your home free of pests like stink bugs, and they will help prevent them from coming back. Request pest control service today!