STINK BUGS

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Eugene Stink Bug Control

Eugene Stink Bug Control

There is a big stink going around the Eugene and surrounding areas, and it is a pest! Now this little pest is a real stinker. Its name is Halyomorpha halys, better known as the Stink Bug. They are not native to the U.S. but came here via China, Japan and other Asian areas. The Stink Bug accidentally brought into the U.S. and first spotted in 1998, and now are found in most states.

Here in Eugene they are becoming more and more of a problem for homeowners. In the fall is when they invade your home looking for a suitable place to overwinter. As they emerge in the spring, they will sun themselves in mass on the outside of homes and commercial buildings. They are commonly found around window sills inside your home or place of business.

The Stink Bug has a needle-like mouthparts; this gives it the ability to pierce a variety of fruits to feed on their nutrients. In large numbers, they do a significant amount of damage to a wide variety of plants on which they feed. If that were not enough, they can transmit a yeast-spot disease to various plants while feeding.

Eugene Stink Bug Control - Damage

When they invade your home, they will be a real and persistent problem. In large numbers they are a real nuisance to deal with. Since they like to breed in protected areas, like inside your home, they can cause damage to its interior.

Remember how bad a dirty, old and sweaty tennis shoe can smell like? Well, that is what a dead or crushed Stink Bug smells like. Not a pleasant prospect when they invade your home in large numbers.

So what can you do? First, seal all crack and crevices on the outside of the house. Trim all bushes and shrubs away from exterior walls and roof. Caulk and seal around all incoming plumbing and utility cables. Make sure to repair or replace all outside vent covers that are broken, replace or repair window screens and screen doors that are torn. Their points of entry can also be through open windows, doors, though cracks and gaps in the siding and around windows. So check thoroughly to be sure all the problem areas are repaired. In the fall as temperatures begin to drop is when they follow the warm air currents right into your living room, kitchen and worst of all, your bedroom. Because dead Stink Bugs can attract hundreds of others, be sure to vacuum up all dead bugs and immediately dispose of them in the outside trash.

The Stink Bug has a shape similar to a shield and is approximately ½ to ¾ of an inch long.

In this particular situation it is not recommended that you try to chemically treat the problem yourself. Using the wrong chemicals with untrained skills will not solve your problem and is a hazard to you, family and pets. Your efforts may actually repel the Stink Bugs instead of control them. This will only increase, and add to the problem.

Eugene Stink Bug Control ExterminatorUnlike some pest problems, in this particular case, you will need professional help. Treating requires a great deal of technical skill while using the right materials.  I have the professional skills and equipment to correct this problem. In addition, all treatments are done safely while protecting you, your family, your pets and our environment. So call me, Merle Jackson today for results you can depend on. No technician will work harder to solve your pest problem. The products used are so effective and safe you can remain home, if you choose, while I treat. Safe, effective pest control servicing is all I offer. No fancy rhetoric, just results you can depend on.

Eugene Stink Bug Control

Call today (541.915.7581) so we can start tomorrow making your home a pest free environment.

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