- Most stink bugs prefer to be outdoors where they can feed on plants and fruit
- The smell of a stink bug can be difficult to remove and may linger for several days
- These bugs are originally from Asia and are considered an invasive species
Stink bugs are true bugs that have a characteristic shield shape. These bugs are an agricultural pest that feeds on plants and fruit, but they invade homes during the winter. The first warning sign is large numbers of the bugs gathering on the sunny side of the house during the fall. This can serve as a warning sign and give homeowners the chance to ensure that their home is properly sealed.
Indoors these bugs gather in large numbers and create a mess as well as an unpleasant order. The stink bug earned its name for the smelly chemical that it produces, it releases this liquid when threatened sometimes spraying it several inches. Stink bugs can be difficult to get rid of and infestations often require the aid of a trained pest control professional.