Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs – The Fall Invaders

It’s that time of year again. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a non-native, invasive species that was introduced to the U.S. in the mid to late 90’s. It is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It feeds on tree fruits, small fruits,  legumes, vegetables, and ornamentals.

Stink bugs gathering on side of house

The problem for most home-owners in our area isn’t the damage to fruits or vegetables. Instead, it’s the nuisance aspect of these foreign invaders, seeking shelter from cool nights in fall and winter. They will congregate by the hundreds and even thousands on the warm side of a house, out-building, even vehicles. When nightfall comes they will search out any opening they can fit into that will allow them to enter the warmer structure. This could be an open window, attic vents, gaps around doors, creases of vinyl siding and more. Once one of them has slipped in it’s only a matter of time before the rest follow. Before you know it you could have a full blown infestation on your hands.

Walker Pest Management can protect your home and keep these uninvited pests out. We have the products and the expertise to take care of your home before there is a problem. If you are seeing stink bugs around your home or yard give us a call. If you have had problems with stink bugs in years past let us know ahead of time and we can help prevent the problem before it even gets here. The same process we use to treat for stink bugs can be used to help prevent ladybug or Asian lady beetle infestations as well.

 

Give us a call at (866) 442-7378 and one of our CSR’s will be happy to answer any questions or schedule a treatment. Pricing does vary depending on the size of the structure being treated. Call for a free quote today. 

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