How to Control Stink Bugs?



Stink Bug

Stink bugs are becoming dangerous in the United States day by day. They do great harm of crops and plants. Brown Marmorated stink bugs are called invasive pest. It is very hard to get rid of them. Although its origin is Asia, but it visible all over the world. It entered into USA in 1990 and now they become a matter great tension.


How To Identify Stink Bugs?

Brown Marmorated stink bugs are 14 mm to 17 mm long, have shield on the back, and color is mottled brown. They have antennas with alternating broad bands of light and dark color. Their abdomen also has dark and light bands.


Destructive Capacity of Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are very destructive. They attack both fruits and vegetables. They like apple, corn, pears, grapes, lima beans, peepers, tomatoes, apricots, etc. They make fruit and vegetables unmarketable. They do a great harm of farmers by destroying their products. 

Getting rid of stink bug is very difficult, because we don't have sufficient number of effective pesticides for controlling this newly introduced pest. 


How to Prevent Them From Entering Into Our House?

Stink bugs are very disgusting. They have very bad smell. Like most people, I also hate them very much.  You can resist them form entering into your house by caulking windows, installing door sweeps, raking away all debris, securing crawlspace entries, etc. You also should cover the top of fireplace chimney with a fine mesh screen. 

When all of your efforts will fail, then you will have to call an exterminator. They can handle severe infestations of stink bugs. They have good collection of pesticides and also specified tools.

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