Generally found in the garden, stink bugs will find their way into homes and structures when fall evenings start to turn cold or during the long summer nights when porch and deck lights are on and doors are being opened and closed.
Stink bugs can be smelly if crushed or collected in a sweeper. They won’t bite, because they don’t have jaws, but a stink bug will pierce you with the beak it uses to suck the juices out of pine seeds. It feels like a pin prick.
They acquired their name from a natural defense they have which is to release a smell that “stinks”. This smell enables them to avoid getting eaten by several species of birds and lizards. If you have ever handled a stink bug you probably know the smell! They will release it onto most any surface they land and it will last for 6 months or more. These odors will serve as attractants to stink bugs which hibernated in the building in the past as well as new stink bugs looking for a good place to reside for the upcoming winter. These odors are the main reason stink bugs return to homes which have a history of infestation so even though they are gone during the summer don’t be surprised when they return next fall.
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