The number one thing you need to know about stink bug is that they are on the move. In the early 1990s, they began their journey from Asia aboard cargo and landed on the east coast. Over the past few decades they have mainly hung out around agricultural areas, but they have now managed to invade 41 states. If you haven’t encountered one of these pests yet, it looks like it is only a matter of time.
While stinkbugs can only travel a few miles during their lifespan, they are still successfully making their way across state lines due, in large part, to the fact that they don’t have any natural predators. Other native pests and animals have yet to evolve to the point where stinkbugs make a tasty snack. For homeowners, the pests can be invasive and annoying. For farmers and home gardeners, they can wreak havoc on harvests.
Scientists are working on developing natural ways to combat the bugs. There is some hope that introducing wasps that like to dine on stink bug eggs will be able to minimize and control the stink bug population and help homeowners successfully combat this stinky pest.
If you have noticed stink bugs in your home and on your plants, there are existing solutions available that don’t involve waiting for Mother Nature to one. Call Allison Pest Control for your Holmdel pest control needs today to learn more about your options.