Stinkbugs

The largest concentration of stinkbugs in the world can be found in the DC region, and their population continues to rise. The bane of local gardeners, farmers, and wineries, stinkbugs are known to cause significant damage to plants and crops. Though they rarely bite humans, stinkbugs release a bad-smelling chemical spray when handled or disturbed.

Signs of a stinkbug problem

Stinkbugs are most active in the warmer months, though they are most likely to invade your home in September or October. As the weather begins to cool down, stinkbugs seek warm places to hibernate. Stinkbugs prefer to hibernate in places that mimic the peeling bark of dead oak and locust trees, which explains why they are most likely to be found in the attics of homes.

Stinkbugs also like to hide in spaces between roof and insulation, in fabric curtains and wall hangings, and even in between the pages of books.

How do you get rid of stinkbugs?

Anyone who has tried to eliminate a stink bug invasion in their home or office knows that getting rid of these nuisances is not easy. Infested homes may have hundreds of stinkbugs hiding in the walls, and squashing them or vacuuming them up as they appear is a losing battle. Disturbing the bugs can cause them to spray the home with their foul odor—something nobody wants.

Our stinkbug professionals will locate where bugs live and use environmentally responsible products to get the stink bugs under control—both inside and outside. Find stinkbug’s entry points can be tedious and time-consuming, so our experts will seal off suspected entryways to help prevent future infestation.