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.
You may not like them, but you have to deal with them.
They have been detected in 40+ states and Canada, creating severe agricultural and nuisance problems in the mid-Atlantic states and posing nuisance problems in at least 13 other states.
You’ve probably seen them crawling around your windowsills or flying inside the house. If you destroy them they expose a musty, defensive scent that has earned them their name – If you guessed stink bugs – you’re right!
Scientists trace 1980’s maps to help predict the Stink Bug’s future movements.
This year, Pennsylvania’s harvesting season was at a record low due to invasive Stink Bugs.
Here’s an interesting news release about a website looking for help in tracking stink bugs. I was overwhelmed with the pest last season, but this year have only seen a few. Scientists are trying to determine how and why they move.
We wanted to share this great story with all our readers. A few weeks back we wrote an article on the harmful effects of Stink Bugs and how calling a professional exterminator is typically the best option for remedying the problem. Now we see that stink bugs infestations are affecting us here in Pennsylvania.
Also called chest bugs and shield bugs, they originally hale from Asia. It’s not known exactly how they were introduced to North America, but the lack of their natural predators on this continent has allowed them to become a serious problem for farmers and a nasty aggravation for homeowners.