How to get rid of stink bugs for good
As the weather starts to cool down, thousands of stink bugs are being driven indoors to set up camp for the winter.
These smelly pests may not be dangerous to humans, but their enormous numbers, ability to enter buildings through small spaces and eponymous stench can make them intensely irritating for anyone unlucky to have a swarm of them in their house.
They can also seriously damage crops by sucking the juices from their fruits and transferring plant-harming pathogens such as yeast-spot disease.
Stink bugs will attack almost any plant that makes a seed or fruit, they breed rapidly, and they have no natural predators, all of which can make them a serious problem for farmers.
In fact, the U.S. Apple Association estimated that stink bugs cost apple growers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia $37 million in damage in 2010.
Once they get inside your home, they can be hard to get rid of, and an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.
In this article, we’ll tell you how to identify stink bugs and the signs of their presence, as well as how to keep them from getting inside, and how to get rid of them once they’ve entered your home.