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Fox Pest Control’s Long Island Stink Bug Exterminator Service

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Stink bugs are characterized by their oval, or shield shape, brown color, and especially the smell they release when threatened or squished. Adult stink bugs can be up to ¾ inch long, or the size of a dime. They are found across the eastern half of the United States, as well as some of the south. They are a fairly new addition to the U.S. bug world, being native to eastern Asia and only showing up in the U.S. in the late 1990’s. Because they are foreign, they have no natural predators in the U.S. which allows them to quickly spread and infest your home. Stink bug infestations are common in spring and summer, but a pest control professional will help you dispose of them quickly. Fox Pest Control is here to help with your stink bug problem.

Signs of a Stink Bug Infestation

You might already know you have a stink bug infestation but here is the most common sign stink bug exterminators look for  on Long Island. 

Large Gatherings

During certain times of the year on Long Island, you need to control stink bugs because that’s when they gather in extremely large numbers in preparation for winter. They might be found on the side of your car, house, or other structure.clothing, harvested vegetables, dirt from a boot, or even in sleeping bags or tents after a camping trip.

Odor

If you have a stink bug infestation, homeowners will notice a foul scent that will linger for hours.

Things You Need to Know About Stink Bugs

Helpful Stink Bug Prevention Tips: 

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Seal common entry points around doors, windows and foundation

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Ensure light switches, ceiling fans, and outlets are flush with the wall or ceiling 

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Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up bugs. Don’t squish them because they leave a yellowish stain and they smell terrible. Empty vacuum soon after use to prevent odor.

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To keep the live stink bugs from coming back, freeze the vacuum contents overnight and dispose of them the next day. The bugs won’t survive the low temperatures.

For temporary relief, mix grease-fighting dish soap and water in a spray bottle or hose attachment. Apply directly to bugs outside to kill on contact.

How Do I Get Rid Of Stink Bugs?

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Call Us

Think you have a stink bug problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (631) 458-5003 for a free Long Island stink bug control quote.

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Schedule Service

Schedule NY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized stink bug treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain stink bug free.

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Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the stink bugs don’t come back. If you see any stink bug activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!

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Why Choose Fox Pest Control on Long Island

Here Is Why You Should Call Fox Pest Control

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How To Get Rid Of Pests | Fox Pest Control

With over 50 years of combined experience, we have treated more than 85,000 homes and businesses just like yours.

We take pride in offering courteous, prompt, and professional service that includes our 5 Step Home Protection Plan.

  • Inspect the exterior of your home to identify potential pest problems
  • Remove cobwebs and wasps’ nests within reach
  • Address exterior pest entry points such as weep holes and plumbing gaps
  • Apply a pest control treatment around the exterior perimeter of your home.
  • Provide a detailed service report and helpful preventative tips.

If you see pests, call us.

We take care of our Fox Family by providing FREE in-home inspections, FREE estimates, and same day service at no extra charge. When you choose Fox Pest Control you choose a local certified Pest Pro that will take the time to answer your questions, explain your service options, and provide a money-back guarantee.

Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.

Fox Pest control works hard to provide constant year-round protection for your home and family. Why not have one less thing to worry about? Call us today! We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Stink Bug Control FAQ

HOW DO I GET RID OF STINK BUGS?

Especially in extreme cases, professional pest control is the best way to make sure these stinkers don’t stick around at your place on Long Island for the long term.

In the meantime
Don’t squish them or else they will stink and leave stains
Inside: Use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up
Outside: Use soapy water and a garden hose 

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY STINK BUGS AROUND MY HOUSE?

Getting rid of stink bugs is important because their populations fluctuate throughout the year. Stink bugs spend the winter in a safe, warm spot until the spring. As the temperature warms, all the stink bugs move into the open to breed and eat their favorite plants. 

Because of their unique body chemistry, stink bugs have few natural predators because they smell and taste so foul. They tend to gather together during the fall to find a place to spend the winter, like wall voids or in soffits.

ARE STINK BUGS POISONOUS?

Stink bugs aren’t poisonous, don’t bite, and won’t contaminate food. However, stink bug removal is important because they can stink pretty bad and leave a nasty stain if squished.

ARE STINK BUGS INVASIVE?

Some stink bugs are considered a nuisance pest if they invade your home. The brown marmorated stink bug is the main nuisance species and is invasive on Long Island and throughout the U.S.

WILL STINK BUGS POISON MY PET?

Curious pets may lap up a few stink bugs, especially if the bugs gather in a specific area. Some pets may have a negative reaction to stink bugs and could vomit.

WHAT DO STINK BUGS EAT?

Most stink bugs are herbivores. They eat leaves, flowers, and fruits. Pest species like the brown marmorated stink bug and harlequin bug can be quite devastating to crop fields. Omnivorous stink bugs include the spined soldier bug and the two-spotted stink bug; they’re beneficial to gardens by eating pest insects.

WHY ARE THEY CALLED STINK BUGS?

These little stinkers are aptly named. They produce a foul-smelling chemical from their abdomen to keep predators from coming too close. Some species can spray the chemical several inches!

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