While stink bugs do not pose a health or property risk to homeowners, this pest can quickly become an odoriferous nuisance around the home.
Here are some more infestation prevention tips:
- Reduce moisture sites: Eliminating all moisture build up around your home can go a long way to help prevent many pest infestations. Check for leaking pipes and clogged drains.
- Eliminate food sources: Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles. Also, make sure you wipe down counters and sweep floors to eliminate crumbs and residue from spills.
- Ventilate: Properly ventilate basements, attics, garages and crawl spaces to eliminate harborage points. Consider using a dehumidifier in these areas. Also, make sure to install screens over your chimney and attic vents.
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A Central Massachusetts Extermination and Pest Control Company
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Reference: www.pestworld.org Missy Henriksen, Wednesday, October 3, 2012