Stink Bugs or the Invasion of the (Apple) Flesh Eating Winged Insects

It is autumn in Maryland. The thrilling chill in the air that sends us to pumpkin patches and apple orchards also sends the stink bugs to our warm, welcoming homes. I agree that is disconcerting to find a legion of these Neolithic beasts on your (choose one):

     (a) Siding
     (b) Ceiling
     (c) Curtains
     (d) Bathtub (that was a really bad infestation, poor Lori)

The good news is that stinkbugs don’t bite/stink/suck. The bad news is that they ravage the crops and harvests around us. The apple orchards of Winchester, Virginia and York Pennsylvania are a bonanza for these hungry pests. I love apples and I hope that you do, too. And so I encourage the farmers to continue to find ways to inventively combat these fruit-frenzied insects. I understand that University of Delaware is developing a wasp that might prove a natural predator for stinkbugs. My only caution would be that wasps sting people and therefore releasing another group of more aggressive (and armed!) pests might not end well.

Once replete, stinkbugs will overwinter in your home and that is where Home Paramount enters the fray. It does not have to be so. Call Home Paramount to consider your situation and we will design a treatment that makes your home habitable again. Because autumn is meant to be enjoyed with cider and caramel apples and a home with a cheery fire in the fireplace – not stinkbugs in the chimney.