|Size:||12-20 mm once they’re adults|
|Colour:||Stink bugs can be green, brown, or grey depending on the specific species|
|Shape:||Very distinct shield-like shape|
Stink Bug Infestations
Stink bugs are often considered a nuisance because the smell they release when threatened can last for up to 3 hours, and if numerous bugs release the odor, your house can become very unpleasant.
Spraying the interior of your home before the stink bugs make their way inside is highly recommended. Once they are inside, it is a much more difficult problem to solve.
Why Are Stink Bugs Inside My House?
When the weather starts to get a little colder, stink bugs start to search for a home to overwinter, in hopes of surviving until Spring. They’re attracted to light, so leaving your porch light on may help them find their way to your house. Once they reach your doorstep, their flat bodies allow them to sneak into the house through the smallest of openings in doors, screens, and windows.
Will Stink Bugs Cause Damage?
Structurally speaking, stink bugs are primarily a nuisance pest, meaning they do not pose a threat to the structure of your home, nor are they known to carry any diseases. The primary concern with stink bugs is their smell. When a stink bug feels threatened it will release an unpleasant odor, which attracts more stink bugs.
However, if you grow fruits or vegetables, stink bugs may be more than a nuisance. Brown marmorated stink bugs, among others, feed on berries, Asian pears, chokecherries, and grapes, but have also been known to attack vegetables and ornamental plants.
Will Stink Bugs Go Away on Their Own?
Luckily, stink bugs prefer to be outside, so once spring nears and the weather starts to get a little warmer, the smelly guests usually make their way back outside on their own. Unfortunately, once a stink bug decides your house is worthy of its winter vacation, they release a scent that tells other stink bugs about the great location, inviting them all over for the winter.
Bugman’s Stink Bug Treatments
What Does Bugman Do?
Our technicians will apply a mist to the exterior of your house with a focus on windows and the sides that receive the most sunlight. On the interior, we will treat all levels of the home around the baseboards, windows, door frames, crawlspaces, attics, and anywhere else you are noticing stink bugs.
Why Choose Bugman?
We have 30 years of experience in stink bug treatments, and we offer affordable rates with 2 follow-ups!
Where Does Bugman Service?
We offer stink bug treatments across the Fraser Valley, with our main areas of service being Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Maple Ridge & Surrey.
Don’t wait for stink bugs to become the new smell in your house, if you see them outside, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll help to prevent them from taking over your home.