Green Pest Solutions – Stink Bugs

Are Stink Bugs Harmful?

Are Stink Bugs Harmful?

Learn About Their Effects on Humans, Animals, and Crops

Stink bugs seem unintimidating, but are they harmful to you, your pets, or crops? Find out.

What Kills Stink Bugs?

What Kills Stink Bugs?

Without Making Them Smell

Stink bugs emit an odor when they are threatened, so you need to be careful about how you get rid of this pest.

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You don't need to see a stink bug to know it's there—sometimes you just smell it. Find out why stink bugs smell and how you can get rid of them.

While spring and summer are the months most associated with pest problems, it’s fall that tends to have some of the absolute worst pest issues.

On the surface, stink bugs are a relatively innocuous pest. They do not bite, they do not swarm, and they do not have an appearance that strikes fear in others. They’re a simple little insect that looks as gentle as it is. But stink bugs also have a horrendous odor – and that odor can make them a nuisance. Stink bugs release this odor when they are afraid, and the odor is even more pronounced when they are killed.

Stink bugs tend to enter Pennsylvania homes seeking warmth during the colder months. They may also accidentally find your way outside of your home while flying towards a light or hopping on your pet. Once they enter your home it can be difficult to avoid the odor, because these insects release odor when they’re afraid and your home can be a frightening place.

As soon as you start to notice insects swarming around your home, it’s not uncommon to go to your local hardware store and seek out a bug zapper. Bug zappers are outdoor machines that attract insects and zap them with low amount of electricity, thus decreasing the insect population around your home and cutting down on the number of pests that may invade your property.