Stink bugs are small, but they carry a powerful defensive weapon. They get their name from the stink glands located just under their thorax (chest), between the first and second sets of legs. They can use this gland when threatened or it may burst when crushed. It releases a powerful, stinky, chemical substance that gives them their name. A stink bug infestation is usually spotted when you find live and dead bugs lying around the home. Also, if there is a very strong, pungent smell, similar to coriander, without an explanation, you might have a stink bug infestation. A professional pest control technician can provide an integrated pest management solution that involves a treatment around the perimeter of the home and advice on sealing up potential access points. Regular inspections to determine if a further infestation is occurring will be beneficial and further treatments may be in order.
Total Home Pest Control technicians are skilled, experienced professionals, they are state certified, licensed applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. They understand the habits of each species and use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home. They also have respect for you, your home, your family and your time.