stink bug



Fall is a wonderful time of year in Las Vegas – the hot weather is dialing back to pleasant days and lovely nights, however it is also the season for stink bugs. The stink bug can put a damper on being outdoors in all parts of the valley.


There is no health risk from the stink bug and it doesn’t hurt property - however this pest can be a nuisance because of the smell it emits. Simply handling the bug, injuring it, or attempting to move it can trigger it to release the odor.


The stink bug is originally from Asia and now can be found throughout most of the continental U.S.-partially due to its lack of natural predators. Easily identified by their mottled brownish color and distinct shield shape they get their name from the odor they release.


When the temperatures start getting cooler the stink bug and other pests look for warmer places like your home to spend the winter.  To avoid this pest or any others from invading your home here are some tips to keep them outside:


  • Seal any cracks and holes using a good quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk. Pay close attention to areas around siding and utility pipes and inspect screen doors and windows.
  • If you find any stink bugs use a vacuum cleaner to remove them and discard the bag immediately
  • Stink bugs are attracted to lights, so keep outdoor lighting to a minimum or change to yellow bulbs.
  • Inspect any boxes or bags that you bring into the house - stink bugs can travel on these items and you do not want them to sneak into your home.

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