- Outside on various plants, trees, or crops
- Enter homes to overwinter, preferring sun-lit areas
- Emits a foul odor when handled, crushed, frightened, or disturbed
- Feed on over 100 species of plants and crops, causing severe damage
- Converge in large numbers on warm surfaces
Stink Bugs are a harmless pest that is only a nuisance in presence as well as the foul odor that is emitted when they are threatened or crushed. They pose a risk to agriculture as they feed on over 100 different varieties of plants and crops and can cause severe damage.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Habitat
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs live mainly outside on plants and trees. In the fall they seek out warmth, often congregating on the south and west sides of homes or other structures. During this time, Stink Bugs can find their way inside those structures and will overwinter in those protected areas. They emerge in the spring and make their way back outside to find food.
Habits and Dangers
The main threat that Stink Bugs pose is their noxious order that is emitted when threatened or crushed. They do not bite, sting or cause structural damage, but many people find them annoying. Because Stink Bugs feed on many different plants they have been known to cause significant damage to crops.
What to do if you have a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug infestation
If you are experiencing a Stink Bug infestation in your home, there is very little you can do aside from physically remove them by vacuuming them up or sweeping them outside. If you are interested in reducing the infestation for next spring, The Bug Man and Queen Bee can help! We offer a reduction treatment that is applied in the fall and will reduce the number of Stink Bugs that overwinter in your home.
If you are interested in learning more about our Stink Bug Reduction Service or getting an estimate for your home, give us a call! You will receive an estimate over the phone and our friendly office staff will put you on the schedule. On the day of your appointment, our experts will treat your entire home with extra focus on the sunny sides that they are most attracted to, greatly reducing the number of Stink Bugs overwintering in your home. As a locally owned, family business, we take great pride in meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Contact us today for your free estimate!