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Everything You Wanted to Know About Stink Bugs
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is an invasive pest insect from Asia, that is new to North America. Named for the offensive smelling liquid they emit from small glands located on their thorax, stink bugs were first identified in the US in Allentown, PA in 1996. They have since been found in several states including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia. Stink bugs are 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch long (12-19mm)and appear in different shades of brown or gray. They are frequently recognized by a triangular plate on their back and white stripes on their antenna.
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Stink bugs are typically known as an agricultural and structural pest because they cause massive damage to fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants and they tend to overwinter inside structures. They enter buildings through cracks around doors, windows, fans and lights in search of a protected place to survive the winter.
BMSBs do not seem to be a danger to animal or human health. They do not reproduce inside structures, but become a nuisance pest when they enter structures in fall and exit in the spring. If they are squashed or vacuumed up, the offensive odor they release can be quite noticeable.
BMSBs cannot be completely removed from the outside of a structure. For that reason, the ideal way to resolve stink bug problems is to contact Rose Pest Solutions. Our pest management professionals will evaluate the infestation and create a custom designed pest control solution to remove stink bugs from your structure.
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Frequently, Do-It-Yourself methods will not resolve the pest problem. Many insects like BMSB require the right insecticide, application equipment and knowledge to "time" the treatments for an effective, long term solution. If you have a stink bug problem in your home or business, please contact us today.
At Rose Pest Solutions, we take all pest problems very seriously and are completely committed to helping you resolve your infestation as soon as possible. In many cases we can respond within 24-48 hours.
A Rose Pest Solutions professional pest control technician will always make you aware of the price before they start your service. We have standard pricing for most of our pest services, but also have custom pricing that fits the type and degree of infestation, size of the area to be treated and where a pest situation requires a specialized type of service.
There are many different ways to prevent pests, some very simple, some more complex. At Rose, our pest management services in Cleveland, Detroit, and throughout Ohio and Michigan are based on the knowledge we provide to you prior, during and after treatment to help you prevent future problems with any pest in your home or business.
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