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Stink Bug Facts 

 

Stink Bugs are originally from East Asia and they not sited in the United States until the late 1990’s! They received their name from the unpleasant odor released when you crush them or when they are protecting themselves.

Sink Bugs are:

  • Size: 3/4"

  • Shape: Triangular

  • Color: Brown, gray or dark green

  • Legs: 6

  • Wings: Yes

  • Antenna: Yes

  • Common Name: Stink bug

Det:

The stink bug diet consist of leaves, flowers, fruit and crops like soybeans. They also eat other pests, such as caterpillars.

Habitat:

During the warmer months of the year stink bugs live in orchards, gardens and farms. However, in the fall they will migrate to homes and gain access under the exterior siding and make their way to the attic.

Impact:

The stink bug is considered a nuisance insect as it is referred to in structural residential environment.  When it is referred to in agriculture it is a serious pest and can cause extensive damage to crops and plants.

Prevention:

  • Seal cracks around your house.

  • Replace damaged screen on doors and windows.

  • If you see a stink bug indoors vacuum them up and throw away the bag immediately.

  • If you see a stink bug in your garden, lightly spray the area with approved insecticides. Keep weeds around the garden in control and clean up the garden at the end of the growing season.

  • Hand pick stink bugs in early morning when they are slow moving.

  • Call Omega Pest Management to perform preventative treatments to prevent stink bugs from nesting in your home.

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