Stink bugs are pests that have a very fitting name. They release an unpleasant odor when they are threatened or crushed. While there are native species of these bugs around, an invasive stink bug species from Asia was introduced in Pennsylvania and has been showing up elsewhere in increasing numbers.
An Invasive Nuisance
The brown marmorated stink bug was accidentally brought to the U.S. on a shipment from Asia. Unlike native species, these stink bugs have striped antennae, banding on their abdomens, and rounded shoulders. They are becoming a severe nuisance in some parts of the U.S., including NJ and the mid-Atlantic states, and are causing problems with agriculture by damaging crops. In fact, brown marmorated stink bugs feed on more than 300 plant species, including fruits and vegetables.
During summer, these pests lay eggs on the underside of leaves. As the winter months approach, they look for places to shelter, which often means invading homes. They can also be found in garages and other outdoor structures. Since these bugs can easily spread from one area to another, it’s important that you have a Freehold exterminator get rid of any stink bugs that you see in your NJ home.
If you’re having a problem with brown marmorated stink bugs, contact our Freehold exterminator so we can eliminate them for you. Contact Allison Pest Control for more information on our services.