Having a house full of stink bugs — STINKS! It’s hard to know what to do when they take your place over. If you squish them, they leave a stain and a nasty smell; but if you try to remove them, they seem to come right back. It’s quite the pickle. Luckily, Fox Pest Control doesn’t want you in a smelly situation. We’re here to help.
You might already know for sure that you have a stink bug problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a stink bug infestation in Connecticut.
During certain times of the year, stink bugs gather in extremely large numbers in preparation for winter. They might be found on the side of a car, house, or other structure.
Think you have a stink bug problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free Connecticut stink bug control quote.
Schedule CT prompt control service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized stink bug treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain stink bug free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the stink bugs don’t come back. If you see any stink bug activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Especially in extreme cases, professional pest control is the best way to make sure these stinkers don’t stick around for the long term.
In the meantime:
Don’t squish them or else they will stink and leave stains
Inside: Use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up
Outside: Use soapy water and a garden hose
Stink bug populations fluctuate throughout the year. Stink bugs spend the winter in a safe, warm spot until the spring. As the temperature warms, all the stink bugs move into the open to breed and eat their favorite plants.
Because of their unique body chemistry, stink bugs have few natural predators because they smell and taste so foul. They tend to gather together during the fall to find a place to spend the winter, like wall voids or in soffits.
Stink bugs aren’t poisonous, don’t bite, and won’t contaminate food. However, they can stink pretty bad and leave a nasty stain if squished.
Some stink bugs are considered a nuisance pest if they invade your home. The brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) is the main nuisance species and is invasive to the U.S.
Curious pets may lap up a few stink bugs, especially if the bugs gather in a specific area. Some pets may have a negative reaction to stink bugs and could vomit.
Most stink bugs are herbivores. They eat leaves, flowers, and fruits. Pest species like the brown marmorated stink bug (BSMB) and harlequin bug can be quite devastating to crop fields. Omnivorous stink bugs include the spined soldier bug and the two-spotted stink bug; they’re beneficial to gardens by eating pest insects.
These little stinkers are aptly named. They produce a foul-smelling chemical from their abdomen to keep predators from coming too close. Some species can spray the chemical several inches!
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.