As fall continues to draw near, stink bugs will soon be back to haunt your home in St. Clair County, IL. These insects are infamous for their terrible smell and they love to come into your home during the cooler months to stay warm. These bugs also like to enter in large numbers which makes getting rid of them a big problem that needs to be taken care of right away. Here we will be discussing some ways you can get these obnoxious pests out of your home this fall.
To keep stink bugs out of your St. Clair County, IL home this fall, make sure that you close off and seal all entry points that would allow them to enter your home. Look around the siding of your home and chimneys and pipes. Keep your lights off as much as possible since stink bugs will be attracted to the light. If you have any damaged screens on your windows and doors you will want to have those fixed or replaced. Make sure you also keep moisture in your home low and keep garbage and other food sources secure and out of your home as much as possible. Be sure to monitor yours belongs as stink bugs can hide and travel with your items. Taking preventative measures is the most important step in keeping stink bugs out of your home.
Eliminating Stink Bugs
If you find a stink bug in your home, remember not to squish it. The name says it all, and these bugs can produce a nasty smell when you crush them. If you find one you can just use a piece of paper to move it back outside or maybe flush it down your toilet. If you need to get rid of multiple stink bugs at once in your home, it’s time to bring out the vacuum. Suck up all the annoying pests and as soon as you are done, get the bag out of your house right away to prevent the odor from spreading or from them escaping. As long as you took actions to prevent stink bugs you should only have to deal with one at a time if they somehow still manage to get it.
If you are having a stink bug problem in your St. Clair County, IL home, give our expert team over at IMEL Pest control a call today, and we can get those nasty bugs out of your home!