Stink bugs feed on leaves, flowers, fruit, crops, and even other pests, such as caterpillars. They can damage plants and crops but luckily besides the foul odor they emit when they are crushed or threatened, they do not cause harm to humans.
Prevent stink bugs from making a comeback in your home:
- Seal cracks around the structure of your home.
- Replace damaged screens on door and windows.
- Vacuum up stink bugs found in your house (DO NOT step on them. They will emit a horrible odor.) Tightly seal and throw away the vacuum bag outside of your structure, immediately. It is important to dispose of the bag immediately. Stink bugs tend to die or bust in the bags causing a horrendous smell that could be difficult to get out of your vacuum.
- Call your pest control company. Professionals can help you identify where these pests are coming from and what is attracting them. They will also be able to help develop a customized plan that would get rid of any stink bugs and prevent them from coming back.