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What Is The Stink Bug?
The stink bug is also commonly referred to as the brown marmorated stink bug because of the offensive-smelling liquid it emits from its glands. The gland is located near their thorax and the bug was first identified in the States in Pennsylvania. It was in Allentown back in 1996. Since then, they have migrated to a variety of outlying states, including Oklahoma City. The bugs can grow anywhere from ½ inch to ¾ inches and appear in different shades of brown. They are usually pretty recognizable thanks to their triangular plated backs. They also have stripes on their antenna that can help with identification. That being said, you likely won’t have a problem picking one of these pests out of the lineup.
Why Do People Have Stink Bugs
There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the stink bug. And, one of the biggest things is, if you have them it means your property is dirty or cluttered. This is not entirely the case at all. Sure, these bugs are going to flock to these conditions because they can thrive in them, but their appearance doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the cleanliness of the home. These bugs usually enter the property around the fall through cracks and crevices. They are looking for a place to survive the upcoming frost and snow conditions.
Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?
If you have stink bugs, you don’t have to be worried so much about the physical threat they pose. This is because they don’t pose a physical threat. These critters are more known for their agricultural and structural destruction. They can do massive amounts of damage to fruits, vegetables, houseplants, and ornaments plants. Another good thing about the stink bug is it doesn’t reproduce on the property. This doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about the numbers growing because more and more will always come in from the outside, but you don’t have to worry about them reproducing, which is at least a positive. You just have to be careful when approaching or trying to remove them from the property because they will emit foul liquid odors, as was mentioned before. Luckily, this liquid isn’t a threat, so you don’t have to worry about that either.
How Can I Eliminate Stink Bugs?
When it comes to stink bug elimination the best approach is the vacuum approach. Simply just vacuum the bugs and dispose of them in a sealed bag so they can’t escape and make their way back to the property. That being said, it can be hard to remove stink bugs from the outside of the property, and this is something that’s best left to the pest management pros. Our professional will evaluate the property and the infestation while coming up with a custom plan of attack that suits your needs. Our tactics are also designed to prevent the bugs from entering the property during the fall months as well. We don’t only remove the bugs, but we prevent them from investing later!
Can I Eliminate Stink Bugs Myself?
Due to the complexities of stink bug removal, it is not recommended for anyone to attempt this task on their own. Sure, you can try vacuuming them up on your property and disposing of them properly, but it won’t take long before they start emitting this foul-smelling liquid everywhere. Plus, this isn’t a long-term solution. It just gets them out of the home for the time being. Chances are they’ll come right back in. You have to figure out where they are coming in and why. This is something our trained pros can help with. We’ll be more than glad to!
How Much Will Stink Bug Removal Cost?
With our Oklahoma City pest management services, we’ll always make the price known before we start. We’ll make you aware of what you are going to pay before the job starts. And, when the job is done, you can rest assured that is all you will pay. There will be no hidden fees or tacked-on charges. Just remember, there are a variety of things that can help determine the overall cost of the project. The size of the infestation, the location of it, the size of your property, and the time of year might even factor in. All we can say is, we are one of the fairest and most compassionate pest management firms you can work with.
When Can You Get Here?
Because of our reputation and skills, we stay busy all times of the year. We also handle a wide range of other pests and infestations, making us even busier. However, as we said, we are always more than willing to accommodate. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll get someone out to the property within the next 24 to 48 hours. Got a situation that requires emergency attention? Not a problem! We always have emergency techs standings by. All you have to do is give us a call and if needed, we can get someone out to your property immediately.