Stink bugs come in many different shapes and sizes all over the United States. However, they are most commonly brown and about 17mm in length. Comparing them to other insects, stink bugs are a bit larger. The smell that they release is a chemical that is emitted when they feel most threatened. They have the ability to spray this chemical several inches, especially if they feel the threat is major. Stink bugs are mostly herbivorous but there are some that are predaceous. These pests most often come out during the fall or spring when it is warm but still have the ability to get in your home during those winter months. Many people who try to get rid of an infestation on their own have a very difficult time doing so. For that reason, we recommend that you contact a pest professional that can handle the problem for you.
Earning their name from the odorous smell they emit, stink bugs are found all over the United States. If an infestation has occurred inside or outside your home, there are a couple of things you will notice. Infestations most commonly occur during the fall and spring months. You will find them on windowsills or in areas of your home where the sun is shining through. For people who garden or have fields, some signs of an infestation are seeing their plants killed or stunted because stink bugs feed on them. It isn’t likely that you will see stink bugs during the winter if you have an infestation in your home. They will hide until the weather warms up and you will start to see them on your windowsills.