When it’s cold outside, you might see New Jersey stink bugs inside your home. These brown bugs are named for the odor they emit when they’re crushed. Learn more about them, so you’ll know what to do if you see these bugs in your home.
What Does a Stink Bug Look Like?
Stink bugs are brown bugs that have a body shaped like a shield. Adult bugs reach a length of 3/4 of an inch.
Are Stink Bugs Harmful?
Stink bugs don’t carry any diseases, and they’re not poisonous to pets or people. They don’t bite or sting, but they give off a highly unpleasant odor if you crush them.
How Do Stink Bugs Get Inside Homes?
Stink bugs gather on homes during fall when the weather gets cooler. They look for cracks or gaps that let them get inside homes for the winter.
How Do You Deal with Stink Bugs?
You should avoid crushing stink bugs at all costs. The smell they emit can stay behind on fabrics or other surfaces in your home. You can vacuum them up and empty the bag right away, but you should have pest control experts completely eliminate them from your home to be sure they’re gone for good.
If your home has a stink bug problem, contact Allison Pest Control today. Our pest control professionals can get New Jersey stink bugs out of your home.