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Stink Bug Control
How Do You Get Rid Of Stink Bugs? With Our Help!
Stink bugs, sometimes called shield bugs have become a real nuisance especially in the northeast. Many homeowners have had the unfortunate experience of having these odiferous insects move in with them. Besides invading houses stink bugs may also damage many types of plants.
Stink bugs are a concern for thousands of people each year, so there is a good chance that you are here because you need some great products to get rid of them. The products we sell for stink bug control are the best you can get and won’t cost you a fortune. No matter how bad the infestation is, there is a solution and we can show you how to kill stink bugs quickly and safely.
Products for Getting Rid Of Stink Bugs
There are a variety of methods and products used to exterminate, prevent and repel stink bugs. You can get rid of them using traps, stink bug sprays, or dusts. We carry all of the above. In fact, we are one of the few online pest control stores that carry stink bug traps. We also carry an excellent stink bug kit that will also control lady bugs, boxelder bugs, and other similar pests.
Some of the active ingredients found in stink bug products include:
So, What's The Problem?
On an agricultural scale, the odor is not the main concern with stink bugs. The main problem is that they cause significant damage to orchards across the world. They generally tend to cause the most damage to apple and peach farms. In some areas, the damage is so significant, the stink bug is now considered to be a major agricultural pest.
Stink Bug Damage
Stink bugs cause plant damage by piercing delicate leaves and fruit with their piercing sucking mouthparts and removing sap and cell tissues, leaving small decayed areas. Not only is this damage unsightly but it may actually cause portions of the plant or entire pieces of fruit to wither and die.
Stink bugs are also a nuisance to homeowners who have the misfortune of having these pests make their way inside to overwinter. Stink bugs do not truly infest homes as they do not feed, mate or lay eggs indoors. Stinkbugs also do not bite or otherwise harm humans. The biggest complaint with these bugs is the smell they are able to emit when irritated or crushed.
Stink Bug Facts
Stinks come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Some areas have bright green stinkbugs while other areas may have stink bugs that are yellow with black dots or just plain brown. Stink bugs are generally between 13mm-19mm long, have a characteristic shield shape with a large triangle on the center back with wings that completely cover the abdomen. The name "stink bug" refers to the scent glands located on the underside of the bug.
Stink Bugs are part of the insect family known as Pentatomidae. Some people call them shield bugs, others call them stink bugs. Nobody casually calls them Pentatomidae-bugs, because that’s just nerdy. And, to be even more specific, the Pentatomidae family is part of the Pentatomoidea group, which contains roughly 7,000 different species!
Stink Bug Life Cycle
The stink bug is known to have up to four generations per year in warm climates. This bug overwinters as an adult, and hides in the bark of trees, leaf litter, or in some situations- homes or other structures to obtain protection from the weather. As spring temperatures begin to warm, the stink bug moves out of the winter cover and begins feeding, mating and laying eggs. A single female stink bug may lay as many as 260 eggs in her lifetime. Eggs are laid in masses of about 30 to 130 on the underside of leaves. Eggs take from 5 days to 3 weeks to hatch depending on the climate. Stink bugs go through a nymph stage that includes 5 instar phases (stages of development), followed by the adult stage. The entire cycle may take between 65-70 days.
If you are ready to kill, repel, prevent, or just get rid of those stinky little bugs, go ahead and choose from the products above. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. Call us at 1-866-581-7378.
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