Stink Bug Control in Olympia
Are you dealing with an infestation of stink bugs? You're not alone. These bothersome pests can be a real nuisance, and they're especially common in Olympia and surrounding areas.
At Venables Pest Management, we understand the frustration of dealing with stink bugs in your home or business. That's why our experienced technicians deploy comprehensive stink bug control solutions to help you get rid of them – and keep them away for good.
Our licensed team is extensively trained in humane, non-chemical ways to treat stink bugs, including prevention and exclusion techniques. Plus, as a family owned and operated business since 2001, we take great pride in providing excellent customer service at every step along the way.
If you need help getting rid of those pesky pests fast and effectively, contact us today for a free estimate. You can call us at (360) 443-5813 or complete our online form to get started. Same-day appointments may be available if our schedule permits.
Learn More About Stink Bugs
Pest name: Stink bugs
Scientific name: Acrosternum hilare
Signs of an Infestation: Stink bugs are typically found in gardens, yards, and fields. Stink bugs themselves may be seen crawling around windows or walls, or on plants outside your home. They also emit a distinct odor when they’re disturbed or crushed; this odor is often described as smelling like cilantro, coriander, or burning rubber. Other signs include clusters of small yellow spots on leaves that indicate egg sacs.
Characteristics and general information: Adult stink bugs typically measure between 5-5/8 to 7/8 inches in length and vary in color from light brown to green depending on species and age. Stink bugs have large shields on their backs that give them their name. Most species have triangular shapes on their shields with scalloped edges. They can fly but don't do so often; instead, they travel by walking or hitchhiking on cars and other objects.
Stink bugs feed mainly on fruits and vegetables but also consume flowers and other plant matter. They reproduce by laying eggs directly onto host plants; the eggs hatch into nymphs which then mature into adults within 4-6 weeks, depending on temperature and climate conditions. They hibernate over winter months in large groups in places such as hollow trees, under rocks, and inside buildings near warm air vents – making them especially troublesome during springtime months when they re-emerge from hibernation seeking food sources.
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How We Approach Stink Bug Control in Thurston, Lewis, & Mason Counties
At Venables Pest Management, we understand that stink bug control is an ongoing battle. That's why our experienced technicians deploy comprehensive stink bug control solutions to help you get rid of them – and keep them away for good.
We utilize a combination of non-chemical treatments, such as vacuuming and heat treatments, to remove existing infestations. In addition, we have extensive training in humane ways to treat stink bugs, including prevention and exclusion techniques. By thoroughly inspecting your home or business for points of entry and sealing them off, our team can make it more difficult for stink bugs to enter in the future.
For more serious infestations, we also offer chemical treatments when necessary. Our licensed technicians are knowledgeable about the latest advances in pest control technology and will be sure to use only products that are safe for your family and pets. We always strive to provide long-term solutions with minimal disruption to your day-to-day life.
The key to keeping your home free of stink bugs is prevention – making sure they can't get inside in the first place. Here are some tips from our experts on how best to prevent these pests from entering your space:
- Seal any cracks or crevices around windows and doors with a silicone caulk; this will help keep out stink bugs and other insects.
- Install tight-fitting screens on all window and door openings; make sure they fit snugly against the frames and are free of holes or tears.
- Make sure exterior lights are covered so as not to attract bugs; alternatively, consider switching from outdoor lighting to motion sensor lights which won’t draw insect attention.
- Remove any piles of leaves or debris near your home which can provide shelter for pests; this may also involve cutting back vegetation that’s close by, such as trees or shrubs.
- Keep an eye on garden plants for signs of egg sacs; if found, take steps to remove them quickly before they hatch into nymphs which then mature into adults within 4-6 weeks, depending on temperature and climate conditions
At Venables Pest Management, we want you to feel comfortable knowing that you're in good hands when it comes to tackling your stink bug problem head on! We'll work with you every step of the way towards achieving a healthier living environment free from these persistent pests — contact us today at (360) 443-5813 for a free estimate!
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