Stink Bug Removal and Control Services

Stink Bug

Stink bugs are primarily nuisance pests for Washington homeowners, though they can cause massive damage to crops, plants, trees, and landscaping. These invasive pests have a particular taste for fruit trees and ornamental trees. But the big problem for most area homeowners is the fact that they like to find their way into homes and settle in for the winter, leading to a need for stink bug removal and control services.

Even worse? There’s a reason these bugs have their smelly monikers. That is why many homeowners are unwilling to share their homes with them.

Why Do You Need Stink Bug Removal Services?

As their names imply, these invasive bugs stink. While they do not cause physical harm to humans and aren’t known (at this time) to carry diseases, they prefer to come into homes during cooler weather. They prefer the warmth of homes to the cold and uncertainty of the outside. Plus, they are perfectly content to munch on houseplants once the fruit trees no longer provide tasty meals for their voracious appetites.

While your first instinct may be to smash and stomp them to kill them before getting rid of them in your home, that is not a wise plan. When they feel threatened, these bugs release a hormone that has a unique and unpleasant odor. Hence, the name. This smell can linger for quite some time and is best avoided if possible.

How Common Are Stink Bugs in Washington?

The Halyomorpha halys commonly referred to throughout the U.S. as a stink bug is native to Asia and has only recently become a problem in the United States. However, during the last 20-plus years, this stinky bug has made its way across the country and has been found in 47 states, Washington among them. 

Washington State University reports that of the more than 200 species of stink bugs that exist, 51 stink bug species have been found in Washington – many of them along the western edge of the state. Without stink bug removal and control services, many believe the problem will continue to grow and these bugs will spread further across the state in time.

Prevention with Stink Bug Removal and Control Services

While there are no guaranteed methods for preventing stink bugs from coming inside your home, there are things you can do to reduce your home’s attractiveness to these invasive creatures. Among these are the following.

  • Seal up potential entry points. This includes holes in screens, cracks around windows and doors, and countless other possible entry points these small creatures can crawl right through.
  • Keep firewood away from your home. These bugs eat trees and plants. Storing food sources right next to your home offers an open invitation.
  • Keep your home nice and dry. Avoid humidity inside your home as these bugs are attracted to moisture.
  • Consider using pheromones or light traps as methods of pest control and prevention.

The key is to act fast if you find stink bugs in your home. Use stink bug removal services to address the problem. The longer they continue to find ways into your home, the larger the infestation is likely to become.

Stink Bug Pest Control Services

Because they have such a smelly protective bent, stink bug removal can be problematic. Homeowners want the odor of these creatures about as much as they want the bugs themselves which means you really need to bring in professionals to rid your home of a stink bug problem whether it is just beginning, or you have a full-blown infestation.

EcoTek Pest Control understands the concerns Washington homeowners have about stink bugs and what they can do to your landscaping, your home, and your sense of peace and harmony within your home. We also understand your concerns about the planet and the impact of pest control actions on the planet at large.

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We are committed to ridding your home of stink bugs and other pests in the most eco-friendly fashion possible. This means you can retake your home space without concerns that doing so will harm the planet. We offer stink bug control services to meet your needs no matter what kind of home you have or how large (or small) your infestation may be.

When you are ready for stink bug removal for your home, contact EcoTek Pest Control for an estimate and to learn more about effective solutions for your stink bug and pest control problems as well as the approximate costs of each option available to you. We offer interior and exterior pest control solutions as well as maintenance treatments to prevent reinfestations from occurring. Call us today at 509-669-9151 to learn more about your options to rid your home of its stink bug problem quickly and effectively.

What Customers Are Saying...

4.9
Based on 165 reviews
Quarterly followups are timely, professional and fast. EcoTek keeps us informed of timing and results. We will continue to use this service.
Kathi M.
Kathi M.
17:22 29 Nov 22
Quick and easy process. Serge was incredibly helpful and did a great job of explaining everything.
Tory M.
Tory M.
18:10 24 Nov 22
Serge was very responsive to our problem. He went the extra mile. Thank you.
Dan D.
Dan D.
18:33 22 Nov 22
Very thorough explaining what needed to be done . We will use them again. Very professional. Thank you!
Kinsey B.
Kinsey B.
02:50 20 Nov 22
We just had them come out. Serge was absolutely wonderful. We were very panicked with the mouse situation and a previous exterminator not really doing much of anything for us. He did a very thorough inspection and found where they were coming from. Set up bait traps and gave us a time line of what to expect. Was also very kind to my 7 to daughter who was also very upset with the situation. She asked him to inspect her room so she felt safe and he happily did so. Was also very friendly with my dog. I'm just upset I didn't call them first. I am looking forward to continuing to work with them. Even though the mouse won't be gone for several days I still feel much more at ease.
Shannon S.
Shannon S.
03:06 14 Nov 22
Excellent service! Sergio is a great service technician. I have not been disappointed with the service or professionalism. Highly recommend this company. No high pressure sales is another plus.
Tricia O.
Tricia O.
21:29 25 Oct 22
This company has personable technicians and is very communicative on arrival time. They have done a great job ridding my mothers home of pests.
Rebecca U.
Rebecca U.
16:45 19 Oct 22
The technician presented as very knowledgeable and professional during our visit. When appropriate for us, we will hire this company.
Paul R.
Paul R.
17:47 06 Oct 22
Stephanie K.
Stephanie K.
16:43 04 Oct 22
I think it's important to note that I was offered a $10 credit to write a review the day of the service. I am writing this review 2 weeks after my service date. As someone who uses reviews to decide on businesses I will contact, I wasn't going to write one until I could be honest. Sergey, the tech that came out, was awesome (timely, professional and very understanding.) I was freaking out over what seemed to be a sudden onset of mice. I am pleased with the results of the service and feel the traps are working as Sergey explained. They also require you to commit to a 1 year contract before any service will be completed. They will check and re-bait the traps quarterly. I was hesitant, but I do see the value as there isn't a quick fix and their reputation is on the line. So far, so good. Happy with the services and I will recommend.
mginny65
mginny65
01:28 22 Sep 22
Great communication and extremely professional!
Michelle C.
Michelle C.
19:48 21 Sep 22
The technician was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He was happy to answer all my questions and explain the techniques they used. In addition, he provided information on why their techniques are successful. This companies service from start to finish was highly professional. I would recommend them over any other pest service I’ve used.
Angelina Jobe C.
Angelina Jobe C.
16:35 21 Sep 22
I have been working with Serge at this company for over a year. He provides great information and service. I have been very pleased and haven’t seen a mouse since their first visit to my home. I highly recommend.
Heidi B
Heidi B
19:40 08 Sep 22
Excellent customer service from both the person I talked to for scheduling and the tech who did the work was amazing...courteous. professional and very knowledgeable as I asked a lot of questions. Highly recommend.
Nancy W.
Nancy W.
23:55 02 Sep 22
Serge provided excellent service. He had to return for a second visit as part of the nest was hidden and was missed on the first visit He was professional and efficient. I would recommend to anyone with pest needs.
Stephanie H.
Stephanie H.
17:07 01 Sep 22

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