Posted on October 22, 2009 with No Comments
Known as the “Stink Bug,” the western conifer seed bug has become a household nuisance around the country. Originally from warm-temperate climates, the stink bug has migrated to almost every part of the country making them a massive species of pests. Their major source of food is sap coming from conifer cones, creating larger populations where conifer (evergreen) trees are more abundant. These bugs actually help the spreading of conifer seeds because the sap-sucking helps the development of seeds. The bugs themselves are refered to as “Stink Bugs” because when sensing danger(or stepped on) they release a foul smell to keep predators from preying on them. These flying bugs can be seen from the Southwestern US all the way up to Maine, and have even been spotted across the pond in Italy and some Eastern European countries. Other than their ugly appearance and foul smell, these agitating bugs really do no harm to us.
Stink bugs have also made their way east this year. Many homeowners may find these bugs in their homes. JP McHale Pest Management offers control for these bugs. Please contact us if you are interested in the services we offer.