Fall is the time most homeowners notice larger numbers of stink bugs indoors. This is because stink bugs are unable to withstand the cold winter. As October approaches, hordes of stink bugs make their way inside via windows, doors, chimneys and other cracks. Once they send out the invitation for other stink bugs to join them, you could ultimately have hundreds of stink bugs hibernating in your home through winter. Contact the experts at Viking Pest Control: 844-636-9308
The halyomorpha halys, or brown mammorated stink bug is not native to the US, but was unintentionally introduced to North America from Asia. These shield bugs are often regarded as pests due to their impact on agriculture. The stink bug receives its namesake from the distinct odor that it will release when it feels threatened.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (Scientific name: Halyomorpha halys) are native to China, Japan and Korean. The bug was first collect in the United States in September of 1998, however probably arrived several years earlier. It has since spread throughout most of eastern and western North America and will likely be found continent wide in a few more years.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are considered to be very invasive pest of fruit and vegetable crops. Also, many ornamental plants and weeds are not safe from these bugs either. These bugs are not only pest to crops but can be a nuisance in homes and buildings. These bugs are already looking for overwintering sites. They are attracted to the outside of houses on warm fall days and can enter houses in large numbers.
The bugs oder’ can also cause an allergic reaction in a small percentage of humans. Those who are sensitive to the odors of cockroaches and lady beetles may be particularly affected. If the insects are crushed or smashed against exposed skin, they can produce dermatitis at the point of contact.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs when adults are approximately 17 mm long and are shades of brown on both the upper and lower body surfaces. These bugs have a lifespan of 6-8 months. They are “shield” shaped like most other stink bugs and almost as wide as they are long. To distinguish them from other stink bugs, look for lighter bands on the antennae. Their eyes are a deep shade of red, almost black looking to the human eye.
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