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We combat stink bugs in both their early emergence and during their peak activity season.

Mosquito Squad of Chester and Delaware Counties professionals are well trained in treating the outside of your home for these pests. We use the same products for our stink bug treatments as our mosquito control barrier treatments, although they are applied differently. For stink bug control, we treat your property in areas stink bugs converge once they have exited the home AND spot treat above the foundation of your home to protect the areas where stink bugs enter.

Spring

In the spring we like to treat to eliminate stink bugs after they emerge in order to prevent them laying eggs around your property. This will also reduce the number around the home in the fall. The spring treatment focuses on eliminating the stink bugs after they have exited your home where they spent the winter.

Stink bugs love fruit trees, especially apple, pear and cherry trees. Researchers have found that trees with ripe fruit attracted more than twice as many adult stink bugs compared with trees bearing immature fruit. Properties with an abundance of fruit trees, or an orchard, may require an intensive approach if dealing with an exceptional amount of adult stink bugs.

Mosquito Squad of Chester and Delaware Counties recommends treating stink bugs outside of your home to prevent their remains from attracting more harmful insects.

Fall

This treatment focuses on preventing stink bugs that land on the home and release pheromones (creating a congregation of stinkbugs getting ready to invade the home). This aids in preventing one stink bug from spreading the word to others that it has located a great place for the whole gang to spend winter! Keep in mind the stink bug eggs laid in spring are hatching in August!

Prevention is key to controlling stink bugs. If we prevent the first stink bug then we can reduce the invasion.

Another place stink bugs may enter is your chimney. Since we are unable to treat that area, we advise using the chimney in early September and a few times through October to prevent stink bug entry. We also advise having the chimney checked once a year for creosote buildup and cleaning if needed.

For a free quote on treating for stink bugs on your property, call us today at (610) 674-0799.

Among the towns we serve are West Chester, Exton, Downingtown, Chester Springs, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Paoli, Devon, Chadsford, Kennett Square, Malvern, East and West Goshen and more. We also provide mosquito control to much of the Delaware County area and the western Route 1 Corridor. Among the towns we serve are Newtown Square, Springfield, Broomall, Media, Swarthmore Drexel Hill, Thornbury, Edgemont, Aston, Morton, Norwood, Glenoldon, Folsom, Folcroft, Avondale, Chatham, Landenberg, New London and Oxford.

Don’t see your location on the list? Give us a call to see if we service your PA area neighborhood too!

What’s all the stink about?

According to the Department of Entomology at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an insect not previously seen on our continent, was apparently accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania. It was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, PA, but probably arrived several years earlier.

  • As of January 2015, the BMSB has been recorded in the following 49 counties, although it is probable that they are in all counties:

Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Franklin, Huntington, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York.

This true bug in the insect family Pentatomidae is known as an agricultural pest in its native range of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Recently, the BMSB has become a serious pest of fruit, vegetables and farm crops in the Mid-Atlantic region and it is probable that it will become a pest of these commodities in other areas in the United States.

BMSB becomes a nuisance pest both indoors and out when it is attracted to the outside of houses on warm fall days in search of protected, overwintering sites. BMSB occasionally reappears during warmer sunny periods throughout the winter, and again as it emerges in the spring.

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