Preventing Stink Bugs in Your Home
As their name implies, stink bugs emit a stinky odor when they are crushed to their death. It would appear that this malodorous death is the revenge they exact on everybody who hated them and decided to put an end to their existence. What’s even worse is that the stink that these bugs leave behind sticks to everything it comes into contact with.
While these insects are not particularly harmful to people, they are pests to fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. So, if you have lush vegetation on your property and you have some plants in your house, these insects will easily make their way into your home. Sure, they’re not that freaky-looking, but what property owner would be fine living with a big population of stink bugs that chomp on their fruits, vegetables, and pretty plants, and also leave such a gag-inducing stench, right?
If you want to banish these “stinkers” from your property, a Modesto pest control company says there are several effective solutions you can try.
One homemade solution that homeowners recommend is using strongly scented dryer sheets. Many say that the scent repels stink bugs and can reduce their population by as much as 80 percent. This method is particularly appealing to many because the sheets leave a nice scent all around the area.
Another solution that seems to work for a lot of homes is sacrificing an old towel. Wet the towel and hang it over a lawn chair or your deck at night. Come morning, you will find stink bugs stuck to the towel and you can then dispatch the bugs in a bucket of soapy water.
You can also try vacuuming the stink bugs you find. Just make sure that the vacuum has a bag that will contain only all the stink bugs because you’re not going to want to pluck out coins or the missing parts of your child’s toy from a bag of dead stink bugs.
If you, however, don’t want to bother with these DIY methods, the pros have a variety of solutions that work much faster. They have a vast array of insecticides that can effectively repel and control stink bugs.
Also, if you don’t want to use toxic solutions because you’re worried about the health of your family and pets, professional pest management companies also have natural pest repellents available for discriminating clients. All you really have to do is express your concerns and your preferred methods, and they will explore all possible solutions that will fit your requirements. Contact us today!