Stink bugs are vegetable and fruit feeders. They come in many species, however the brown marmorated stink bug is the kind of specie that is mostly an agricultural industry pest.
It can be identified by its distinct triangular or shield-shape body. It has six legs, straight antennae, and mouthparts for piercing food. Stink bugs can be 12-17mm long and their color depends on their growth and development. Adult stink bugs can be seen in mottled grayish-brown color and the nymph can be seen in yellowish-red color with deep red eyes. As the nymphs grow, the yellowish –red color turns to off-white.
They are called “Stink bugs” because they release an unpleasant and foul odor that is produced by scent gland found on the dorsal exterior of the abdomen and the underside of the thorax.
Stink bugs are harmless to human health, however, aside from being a pest in crops they are also a big nuisance to homes. They seek shelter in late fall and during winter. They usually live and hide inside the walls, crawl space, or in the attic. When spring comes, they become active and re-emerge in living space.
Our Treatment Plan
- Identify Highest Access Points Into The Home
- Offer Recommendations For Access Seal Up
- Identify Possible Food Sources Near The Home
- Establish A Reactive Or Preventative Treatment Schedule