How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an invasive pest that is present throughout much of the United States. The species is native to Asia and was introduced into the United States in the mid-1990s. In the United States, the highest concentrations of brown marmorated stink bugs occur in the mid-Atlantic region, and they have been identified in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are considered mere nuisance pests, and pose no threats to humans. They often seek shelter from the winter inside houses and other buildings. While large infestations can be a nuisance, they do not bite people or animals, nor do they damage buildings. When disturbed or squashed, stink bugs release an unpleasant odor from scent glands on their abdomen.

Capitol Pest offers residential pest control services to help service your home’s pest infestation needs.

A Farmer’s Plight

The presence of this stink bug is concerning for farmers because it feeds on a large number of high-value crops and ornamental plants in its immature and adult life stages. They cause major economic damage to fruit, vegetable, and field crops in the mid-Atlantic region. However, while farmers in other regions of the country are concerned about the presence of the brown marmorated stink bug, they are currently not a significant agricultural pest in most areas outside of the mid-Atlantic region.

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Rest assured that when you work with Capitol Pest, you are working with the a comprehensive pest control company in the metro Washington, DC area. We are the only company to have a full time Zoologist, (rodent and animal expert), 2 PhD Entomologists (bug expert) and Biochemist (pesticide expert) on our staff. As a result, we have developed unique and proprietary processes to provide far safer and superior results while focusing on prevention and problem solving, not pesticide applications.

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