Prevent Stink Bugs from gaining access to your property
One of the best Stink Bug control methods is to make mechanical alterations that exclude the Stink Bugs and prevent entry in your home and buildings. Some of the best exclusion options are the following:
- In almost any home, there are structural openings that can allow Sink Bugs to gain access indoors:
- Gaps around windows and doors;
- Openings around siding and soffits;
- Spaces around chimneys;
- Space around electrical and utility lines to enter a home;
- Around wood fascia boards.
- Any opening as described above can be sealed with silicone or a latex based caulk.
- If you have damaged screens, these too should be repaired.
- All overgrown trees and landscaping that is touching or overhanging a home or building should be cut back and trimmed.
- In the evening, you can turn off as many exterior lights as possible to reduce the attraction to these otherwise lit areas.
- Finally, you can relocate any types of potted vegetation and flowers away from the structures.
In order to prevent Stink Bugs from emerging in your home early in the Spring-time, our Stink Bug Preventative Service Plan includes a thorough exterior crack and crevice residual treatment and full pest entry point inspection. Treat in August through the beginning of October and prevent the Stink Bug infestation in the spring!
During the summer months, stink bugs produce offspring. The offspring survive the winter as adults by entering indoors. That is, our homes and offices. The stink bugs enter through cracks and gaps in windows, around exterior doors and the foundation; thus, causing large numbers of Stink Bugs to be seen during the months of September and October.