During this fall season of thankfulness, you do not want to be frustrated with an annoying stink bug infestation. Instead, you will want to be carefree and enjoy your time with family and friends. You know that just a few stink bugs are not a big deal, but when they swarm your home in large numbers, possibly by the hundreds, it is best to avoid the infestation before it starts.
You could start with a few do-it-yourself ideas to prevent stink bugs from entering your home in the first place. Stink bugs are just looking for a warm place to reside for the cold winter months. Who can blame them? Your home is warm and cozy. They enter through all types of cracks and crevices, vents and soffits, windows and doors. So what do you do? You will need to inspect your home thoroughly from attic to basement.
Here are a few tips to start you off:
Fill in, fix, or repair areas that create an entry point
Go around your home and check for cracks and crevices, seal them up as you go
Replace or repair window and door frames by using a sealant or weatherstripping
Make sure that you remove air conditioning units that are window mounted
Seal around all wires and pipes that go into your home
It is very important that you look at all areas around the outside of your home as well, especially on the south side of your home. The stink bugs will find warmth there and then work their way into crevices until they have gained entry into your home. Often pest control products that you try to use inside your home do not prevent or rid your home of these pests, so they are a waste of your time and money. Your home would be more secure from a stink bug infestation if you hire a pest control professional that offers comprehensive protection plans like the ones found at Parkway Pest Services.
It is comforting to know that stink bugs do not bite, damage buildings, or transmit diseases; but when they infest your home in large numbers, it can be frustrating. They could also cause a problem for some people with asthma or allergies. The stink bug’s dried dead bodies and feces get into the air, and when it is breathed in, can cause such problems. They are, however, considered to be mainly an agricultural pest because they damage orchards and crops.
Protect your home from the fall onslaught of stink bugs by choosing a year-round pest protection plan from Parkway Pest Services. Our trained and trusted experts know how to keep stink bugs and other more harmful pests from accessing your home. They can also help you find and fix the areas that are drawing these pests into your home in the first place. You will no longer need to dread the fall stink bug season because these pests will not be a problem if you enlist the help of Parkway Pest Services and decide upon one of our industry-leading year-round pest protection plans. Just give us a call to see how we can help you become and remain pest-free all year long.