4 Ways to Stave Off Stink Bugs - Beeline Pest Control

4 Ways to Stave Off Stink Bugs

With the onset of the winter, we face the possibility of a stink bug infestation. Utah is home to nine species of stink bugs, and all of them earn their title: stink bugs have a tendency to spray a foul-smelling glandular odor whenever they’re disturbed. So getting rid of these little stinkers can be a little tricky, but it’s possible. Here are four ways to beat the stink:

  1. First, DON’T CRUSH THEM! You can recognize a stink bug by its shield-like shape. If you look closely (but not too closely!) you can usually see that a stink bug’s body is divided up into five sections. A crushed stink bug means the release of that stinky glandular spray. If you crush a stink bug, you’ll have a smelly mess on your hands.
  2. Seal off your house. Make sure there are no cracks in the cement of your foundation. In the winter, replace your outside screens with storm windows and install a storm door. Don’t give the little bugs any place to get inside.
  3. Pull out the vacuum. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to find a stink bug inside the house, suck it right up. But make sure to get the vacuum bag out of the house as soon as possible – if you’d rather the aroma of your home not be described as “stinky,” that is.
  4. Make sure your home is sprayed. Your home should be sprayed periodically for bugs of all kinds. For a Utah pest control company that won’t cut corners, contact Beeline Pest Control.
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