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All About Stink Bug Control In Columbus


All About Stink Bug Control In Columbus

October 30, 2021 - Stink Bugs

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As the summer season comes to a close, a new set of pests is preparing to rise up and take over our homes. Needless to say, it’s not going to be pretty!

One of these incoming pest varieties includes the notorious stink bug. Sometimes referred to as the brown marmorated stink bug, these pests are easily some of the most frustrating insects in central Ohio. Stink bugs consume indoor and outdoor plants, make annoying buzzing sounds in the house, and generally become a nuisance to the highest degree. If you think squishing them could be a solution, think again! When crushed, these pests release a foul odor, which some associate with cilantro or other strong herbs. Once stink bugs find their way inside, it becomes almost impossible to get them back out. 

Here’s a quick description of stink bugs near Central Ohio homes:

  • 5/8 of an inch long

  • Shield shaped in form

  • Brown exoskeletons

  • Six legs

  • Small antennae

Stink bugs were introduced to the United States in the late 1990s. In less than 30 years, these creatures have swarmed across America, destroying crops, stinking up homes, and otherwise becoming an obnoxious nuisance pest in homes and businesses.

The Identification & Prevention Of Columbus Stink Bugs

The good news about stink bugs is that they are not considered to be dangerous pests. These animals cannot harm people or pets in any way. However, they are still able to become a major nuisance both inside and outside the home. Large numbers of this pest create a foul odor, and in some cases stain walls, upholstery, and other furniture with sprays and other liquids

Stink bugs make their presence known inside Central Ohio homes. You will likely see a bug or two crawling up walls, floors, or ceilings. You may see them buzzing around lights and other bright fixtures. You may even see a few dead vectors inside windowsills or door frames. In any case, it won’t be hard to spot these pests once they get inside!

Stink bugs should be prevented from reaching your home for as long as possible by:

  • Caulking  and sealing entry points

  • Limiting countertop food and water

  • Removing trash from the home once a week

Stink bugs usually prefer to spend the colder parts of the year inside human homes. However, they may also be spotted during the early spring as temperatures begin to rise.

If you are seeing stink bugs around your property on warmer days, you may have a slightly more dangerous issue to contend with. Spring season stink bugs may be overwintering in your walls, attic, or crawl spaces, and emerging when the internal temperature reaches an average of 50 degrees. This is an issue that will require professional assistance to prevent.

Mandau's Pest Solutions Brings The Stink To Stink Bugs

Whether you’re dealing with a large stink bug problem or just a few vectors, professional extermination is always the best option. Here in Central Ohio, the best way to deal with overwintering stink bugs is with professional assistance. The team behind Mandau's Pest Solutions is one of the best answers to encroaching activity. Our professionals are fully trained in stink bug management and prevention, and deliver a three-step system that locks pests out for good.

If stink bugs have established themselves in your walls, you can rest easy with the programs provided by Mandau's Pest Solutions. Call us today to schedule an initial home inspection for your Central Ohio home. We are looking forward to taking your call at a time convenient to you!

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