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It’s time to think about stink bugs. Fall is high time to keep these bugs out of your home. Unfortunately, most home and business owners don’t think about stink bugs until they suddenly appear inside their buildings, crawling on windows, light fixtures and doors. Here at All-American Pest Control, we know that the only way to have a home that doesn’t include stink bugs is to keep them out in the fall.

Stink bugs do not stay out in the cooler winter temperatures. They seek safe and warm places to over-winter in. More often than not, these places are within homes and buildings. Right around the beginning of fall, when the temperatures start to consistently get lower and lower these tiny bugs start to actively look for winter shelter and warmth. They crawl around on the sunny side walls of homes and buildings and they eventually find their way in through small cracks and holes. Once inside of these wall cavities, they settle in for a long winters nap.

In the spring, when the temperatures start to rise again, these quiet bugs get restless and come crawling out of their winter napping spot. They head for light and heat sources, which is why they congregate on windows and light fixtures. Unfortunately, this is often the first time that the occupants of the building realize that they have been sharing it with all these stink bugs. The good news is that these invaders are not considered dangerous because they don’t bite or sting. They do, however, emit a horrid smell when crushed, which makes eliminating them a precarious action.

Keeping these invaders out is really something that has to be done many months before the warm spring temperatures occur. Keeping stink bugs out of your building must happen in the fall, before they start looking for a winter residence. If you have a year round pest control service from us here at All-American Pest Control we will be sure that your home or business is ready for these invaders. As part of our program, we regularly inspect your buildings for any places that may be utilized as access points inside and will be sure to address them with you. It will be like your building is an impenetrable fortress with an invisible shield around it when you are constantly protected by All-American Pest Control. Give us a call today to schedule your free home or business evaluation.