Dec272016

"StinkBugs, the Unwanted Guests"

Stink Bugs are another pest that finds its way into your home to over-winter seeking warmth and food.  They are not harmful they are just an annoyance.

Here are some tips to prevent stink bugs from entering your home:

  • Seal any cracks and holes that are found around your home with a good quality silicone-latex caulk.
  • Repair or replace damaged screens on windows or doors.
  • Repair¬†torn weather-stripping and loose mortar and install door sweeps if necessary.
  • Keep outdoor lighting to a minimum.
  • Check for leaking pipes and clogged drains.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.
  • Wipe down counters and sweep floors to eliminate crumbs and residue from spills.
  • Properly ventilate basements, attics, garages and crawl spaces to eliminate harborage points.
  • Make certain to store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.