General Pest Questions
Because we are licensed pest service providers, we have access to products that the general public can't obtain on their own. Not only that, but we also have the expertise and experience to use those products in the safest and most effective way possible. In the majority of cases, hiring a professional to care for your pest control needs is the best option.
bed bug questions
stink bug questions
However, it's not just professional farmers whose crops are attractive to the insects. Stink bugs are known to feed on over 300 species of native fruit, vegetable, and other plants. They will insert their needle-like proboscis into the flesh of the fruit or vegetable. This causes discoloration on the surface, and dehydration and discoloration of the flesh. Although still safe to eat, affected crops are unappealing and have lost some of their flavor. If too many insects feed off of one item, the produce may be ruined entirely, even for use in other products (such as pies or jams).
There are better ways to dispose of the annoying insects. Some people have purchased a "bug vac", a device that uses suction to "vacuum" up the insects into a clear container so that you can dispose of them at your leisure. Others use a cup with some soapy water in it -- the soap bubbles trap the stink bugs so they can't climb out, then the entire thing can be dumped outside or flushed down the toilet. However, you can even catch them in your bare hand, as they do not bite, and as long as you don't squeeze them they won't stink.