Stink bugs are a common source of irritation for Cumming residents. These early spring months can bring brief periods of warm weather. A quick warm-up will confuse stink bugs and trigger them to become active too early. Once they awaken, the weather turns cold again and they go in search of a warm place to hide. Your cozy house is the perfect refuge for stink bugs. That’s why you have stink bugs in the winter; here’s what you can do about it.
Seal All Possible Entry Points
It’s still cool out, so you keep your doors and windows closed most of the time. So how are the stink bugs even getting in? You won’t believe all the tiny cracks and holes around your house you don’t even know exist. Spend some time taking a close look at the exterior surfaces of your home. Pay attention to where the foundation meets the house, and around window and door casings.
Eliminate Standing Water
Just like all living things, stink bugs need water to live. Check around your sinks and appliances for water leaks or condensation. Tighten plumbing fasteners and eliminate standing water right away to kill household pests. This will help reduce your current stink bug population and deter future invaders.
Trap Visible Stink Bugs
We are lucky that stink bugs move slowly. This makes them easy to trap – as long as you can see them. The easiest way to trap and kill visible stink bugs is with a vacuum. While this step can reduce your visible stink bug problem immediately, there’s no doubt more bugs are hiding out of sight. You can only get to those with professional help.
Call Your Pest Control Professional to Eradicate Stink Bugs
Hardware store products and DIY “solutions” are not effective against some pests. The most efficient way to get rid of your current stink bug population is to call your pest control professional. Trained and licensed exterminators have access to products the average person can’t get. And these pest control products are the gold standard for stink bug eradication.
Cumming, Georgia Residents Trust Think Green for Stink Bug Control
If you live in the Cumming, Georgia area and you’re sick and tired of stink bugs in your house, call Think Green for help. Cumming residents trust us to deliver lush, green lawns. But we are also the region’s most trusted pest control company. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, we know the best methods to eradicate your household pests.
There’s no need to put up with pests in your house. The solution is just around the corner. Complete our Contact Form to schedule your appointment with Cumming’s premier stink bug busters at Think Green.