Stink bugs get their name from their ability to emit an unpleasant odor through their abdomen.

They use this odor as a defense mechanism to discourage predators from eating them.

Stink bugs are both a serious agricultural pest and a nuisance pest for homeowners.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive Asian insect that began its destructive path in Pennsylvania. It is native to China and Taiwan.

The brown marmorated stink bug was accidentally introduced in the U.S. circa 1998, and it was first seen in our service areas in Michigan and Boston in 2011.

While 2014 monitoring in Michigan revealed that the brown marmorated stink bug was not detected there in significant numbers at that time, it has since infested certain areas in Michigan and continues to spread there and elsewhere.

Pest Activity & Behavior

Stink bugs appear in spurts and when they appear, they infest.

With their ability to rapidly increase in population, stink bugs can destroy crops in mass quantities. They have been known to all but wipe out certain crops in some mid-Atlantic states.

In addition to destroying crops, the brown marmorated stink bug is also a common nuisance pest for homeowners in the fall and spring.

Watch out for stink bugs in the fall and spring, especially around doors and windows.

In the fall, these stink bugs will congregate around windows and doors as they try and make their way inside to shelter for the winter. Unlike most other insects, their sturdy build allows them to force their way through door and window seals. In the spring, they emerge from their hiding places in walls and floors and congregate around the windows and doors again as they try to make their way outside.

What proof. Professionals Do To Get Rid Of Stink Bugs

Even though stink bugs are an aggressive pest, we can quickly and effectively treat for them using our standard Pest Free Guarantee™ seasonal service plan.

This plan includes service each season for year-round protection against stink bugs, plus ants, wasps, mice and 30+ more common pests.

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