Maryland Box Elder / Stink Bug Control
Anyone that’s ever had an infestation of stink bugs in their home or business in Maryland knows firsthand about the growing problem of this pest. Found hiding in attics and other warm spaces during the fall, winter and spring, stink bugs sneak their way into apartments, homes, and businesses.
To protect your home or business from stink bugs in Maryland, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What You Need to Know About Stink Bugs in Maryland
The stink bug, Latin name Halyomorpha halys, is native to Asia. It was first observed in the United States in the mid to late 1990s and has been steadily making its way across the country moving from state to state.
The MD pest control experts at Viking Pest explain stink bugs in Maryland like to hide around door and window trim, behind baseboards, and in and around exhaust fans and lighting fixtures. The first defense to prevent stink bugs from a Maryland home or office invasion is to look for any entry points and blocking off those access points. Stink bugs can enter through openings as small as 4mm (0.15 inches).
The MD pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend repairing damaged window screening and sealing small cracks with caulk or weatherstripping. Even when you’ve taken precautionary methods, you may find stink bugs still managed to take up residence in your MD home or business. That’s when it’s time to call a stink bug extermination specialist and Viking Pest Control knows the best way to get rid of stink bugs in Maryland.
When performing an inspection a local MD pest management professional at Viking Pest will do a thorough inspection of all buildings and structures looking for cracks or small holes behind chimneys, around exterior windows, siding, utility pipes, and foundations.
Identifying Stink Bugs in Maryland
Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains stink bugs are easily identifiable with their small heads and shield-shaped body. They are a mottled brown color and measure around ¾ of an inch long. Stinks bugs smelly reputation is due to their built-in defense mechanism against predators. Unfortunately, this means when you try to crush them from inside your home or office in Maryland, stink bugs will release a pungent odor.
When are Stink Bugs Active in Maryland?
The local MD exterminators at Viking Pest explain stink bugs have a reputation for causing extensive damage to trees, shrubs, crops, and ornamental garden plants in Maryland. This insect pest spends the summer eating their way through a variety of produce including apples, peaches, pears, soybeans, peppers, pecans, and tomatoes. When the weather starts to cool off in the fall, that’s when stink bugs start looking for a warm spot to spend the winter and this is when stink bugs will begin to invade your MD home or business.
Viking Pest Control Helps Prevent Stink Bugs in MD
There’s no need to worry if this pest has invaded your residential or commercial space. Getting rid of stink bugs in Maryland is as simple as reaching out to a pest management company.
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent stink bugs from invading your home or business in Maryland. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!