There’s nothing quite so delightful as sitting down to a well-earned movie at the end of a long day … and finding stink bugs in your living room.
Oh wait; that’s not delightful at all. Unfortunately for you, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) does not care about your movie, and has in fact taken over much of the United States in its relentless spread from Asia. So the question is: What can you do about it?
Fall: When Stinkbugs Move Indoors
Fall is a particularly bad time for stinkbugs, because they move indoors in response to colder weather. Most find their way in through cracks in doors or windows, so sealing both is a good first step. However, this often isn’t enough, because they can also find entrance through basements and attics, which are harder to secure.
While the bugs do not bite and are more of a nuisance than anything, they do eat produce. They also produce a nasty smell, so be wary of smashing them. A better bet is to return them to the outdoors, though that’s typically a losing battle. What’s a homeowner to do?
Arrow: Your Stinkbug Solution
Ready to get rid of stinky critters? Arrow Exterminating Company provides a comprehensive pest control strategy. Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution, we visit your home, inspect it fully and develop a complete treatment strategy. This ensures we only have to come once, and that you can return to business as usual as quickly as possible.
While you might currently only be suffering from stinkbugs, we can also assess your home and spot any other problems that might be lurking, such as termites or yellow jackets, for instance. Our specialists will then advise you of the problem and help you make a thorough plan for eradication.
Get in Touch with Arrow
Here at Arrow Extermination Company, we’ve been helping homeowners and residents eliminate pests for 70 years, and we haven’t hit a stink bug problem we couldn’t fix yet. If you’re tired of these pesky buggers overrunning your home, indoors or out, we invite you to get in touch with us today.
We have three locations in New York, so find your closest Arrow Exterminating location here. We look forward to helping you and your family find relief from pests – now and in the future.