It’s common to see stink bugs in the fall as they seek warmth and make their way indoors. Though they are harmless and do not bite, sting, or spread disease, they can be a nuisance. If you are dealing with a stink bug infestation and you need an exterminator in Elkridge, Raven Termite and Pest Control can help. We service homes and businesses all over the area.
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Stink bugs can reach 2 cm in length and are as wide as they are long. They are oval-shaped and mottled grayish brown. Stink bugs typically get inside from around exhaust fans or lights in ceilings. They also emerge from cracks behind baseboards. Check for cracks around doors, windows, utility pipes, and behind chimneys. Additionally, you should check underneath the wood fascia. Seal these openings with high-quality silicone. When you notice damaged screens on doors or windows, repair them immediately.
If you encounter small numbers of stink bugs, you can suck them up with a vacuum. This may make your machine smell temporarily. Avoid the smell by putting a knee-high stocking around the outside of the vacuum tube and wrapping a rubber band around it. When finished, empty the bugs into a container of soapy water. You can also sweep them into a container of soapy water whether you see them outside or inside. Avoid using do-it-yourself pesticides as they are poisonous and can be dangerous if they are not used correctly. Hiring an exterminator is the best option to get rid of stink bugs because we have the knowledge and experience to handle the situation safely and effectively. If you need an exterminator in Elkridge, Raven Termite and Pest Control has you covered.
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