How Do I Get Rid of Stink Bugs?

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Stink bugs are easy to identify, and it's important to treat the areas that they live in over the winter months. Discover what pesticides will stick to plants with help from a pest control technician in this free video on bugs and pest extermination. View Video Transcript

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Michael Piacenza

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So, you have stink bugs in and around your house. Well, they're not only a nuisance, they can be a real serious problem. I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control and I'd like to help you with your stink bug problem. Well, it's pretty obvious where they get their name from. If you squish one, it's going to smell pretty bad. But, they're pretty easy to identify as well, They are kind of a shield shaped and they're bright green from Spring through Summer, but in the Fall, they're going to kind of fade off into a brownish color. Now, so the problem with stink bugs is, is they live on fruit and vegetation, and as they feed on the fruit they're going to leave a yeast behind and that yeast can cause spoilage or at the very least they're going to leave a spot on the fruit that doesn't look so good. And, they can be a real problem. In California, stink bugs are primarily in the western part of the United States. In California, they can be a real problem for the tomato crops. So, how do you get rid of them? Well, you want to treat the areas where their at. O.k, over Winter, under the leaves and you know, the debris on the ground, so you want to clean that up in the fall and put down a safe pesticide, and then in the Spring, you want to hit it again with a some kind of a pesticide that's going to stick to the plants. Now, remember when you're spraying the plants, always try to get under the leaves because that's where most bugs live. So, I hope this has been helpful to you, and I'm Michael Piacenza, good day.