The Battle Against Stink Bugs: Strategies For Success In Your Chicago Home
September 27, 2023
No one likes stink bugs. This does not stop these pests from invading local homes. These insect invaders love to come indoors, especially during the colder months. As we get closer and closer to fall and winter, you will want to have something in place to stop these pests before they decide to invade your home.
Here is how to win your battle against stink bugs and methods to get and keep these insects out of your Chicago home. Call our team at Aerex Pest Control if you would like to know how we handle these pests. Let us offer you some effective options for stink bug pest control in Chicago and help you avoid these pests this season.
Understanding Stink Bugs: Anatomy And Behavior
Stink bugs are one of the easier pests to identify here in Chicago. This is because of their noticeably different appearance. Identify one of these bugs by its ¾” long, shield-shaped, mottled grayish-brown body. If you see an insect that looks like this take flight, you can know for certain it is a stink bug.
Now, identifying one of these bugs is not the same as identifying an infestation. To check if your home has an active stink bug infestation, bring in our professional team for a quick inspection. We will help you understand what you are up against.
Indoor Defense: Keeping Stink Bugs Out Of Your Living Spaces
One great way to stop stink bugs from breaking into your home is exclusion. This involves sealing potential entry points around your home’s exterior. To help you with this, here are some helpful methods to avoid a stink bug invasion:
- Walk around your home’s exterior and seal gaps, holes, and cracks you find using a caulking gun.
- Invest in weatherstripping and door sweeps to help seal exterior doors and windows.
- Repair or replace damaged window/door screens.
- Keep unscreened windows and doors closed if you are not using them.
The better you seal your home’s exterior, the less likely you will be to find these pests indoors. That said, it is always best to invest in professional stink bug control. We will talk more about this in just a bit.
Landscaping Tips: Safeguarding Your Plants From Stink Bugs
If you are an avid gardener or have some plants around your property that you manage, stink bugs are the last thing you need. These pests will nibble on lots of plants, including fruit trees, nut bushes, and vegetables.
To stop them from doing this on your property, we recommend planting some plants that these bugs dislike. Common plants that deter stink bugs include garlic, catnip, lavender, and thyme. If this is not enough, talk with our team about our professional control strategies. We would be more than happy to find other methods to stop these terrible bugs before they damage your landscaping.
Professional Help: When To Call In The Experts For Stink Bug Control
Stink bugs are going to invade homes this fall. If you do not have some form of control in place to stop them, they will invade yours. Thankfully, you have options. The best option is to hire a pest control professional stink bug exterminator. Our team at Aerex Pest Control works hard to stand out above our competition. The glowing reviews from our clients speak for themselves.
If you want help preventing, removing, or identifying stink bugs inside your home, bring in the experts. Contact our team at Aerex Pest Control for more information about our residential stink bug control and find a treatment time that works for you and your Chicago home.