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Stop the Stink: How to Defend Your Home

Ahhhh Autumn… It is almost that time of year again, temperatures just beginning to drop, the aroma of pumpkin spice lattes filling the air, back-to-school shopping with the kids, and the majesty of the beautiful fall colors on the leaves of your favorite tree. It is a lovely time of year.

It is also the time of year for some insects to view this as an open invitation to enter your home, and other warm buildings, to hibernate for the upcoming winter. One of these annoying pests is the Stink Bug. These stinky Stink Bugs love to invade your space and hunker down for the upcoming winter. These irritating visitors can make life indoors very unpleasant.

Their name says it all, Stink Bug. They emit a “stinky” liquid when startled, and can be terrible home invaders. In Michigan, we are seeing a larger infestation of these insects. In fact, this year is predicted to be another record number infestation.

The Stink Bug, officially known as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) are invasive creatures which were accidentally were introduced to the USA from Asia in the 1990’s. The BMSB population is exploding, and its range is rapidly spreading across the country.

You can try to treat stink bugs yourself by trying to keep them out of your home in the first place. One way to try to prevent them from entering is to find out where your home is most vulnerable, and try to block out any entry way they might use. Walking around your home and making yourself aware of locations the stink bug might choose to invade- around window moldings and or looking around for any cracks around doorways is a good first step. Caulking is somewhat effective in keeping the BMSB out.

Once they have invaded your home, what are the options? These creatures are very difficult to remove. You can try to vacuum them up, however, once they get into the interior walls, moldings, baseboards, floor moldings, chimneys, or other cracks or crevices these buggers become overwhelmingly difficult to successfully remove them from your home by yourself. DIY methods often do not effectively eradicate this invasive species.

Presidio Pest Services specialty is offering complete worry-free pest protection. Our professional team uses the latest technology and products, which are both extremely efficient and effective, allowing us to fully protect your home. We will educate you, and will formulate a plan for you about your individualized situation. Contact us today for more information.

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