Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on October 03, 2012 @ 7:27PM
Created on October 03, 2012 @ 6:13PM
Have you noticed an extra bug or two around the house recently? If so, you're not alone.
Exterminators have been flooded with calls on how to get rid of the little stinkers, and the recommendation might surprise you.
The best way to say sayonara to them involves something you probably already have around your house.
It's that time of year again when geese start heading south for the winter, but unfortunately it's also the time stink bugs try to find a warm place to stay during the colder months.
That's why you might notice a few of them trying to take refuge inside your home.
The little bugs don't pose any threats to you except for the fact they being really annoying.
Officials with Ace Exterminators said best way to keep them outside involves sealing any cracks you might have along windows and doors. You can also try changing the color of your outdoor lighting. Apparently the bugs don't like yellow lights.
If it's too late for that don't kill them unless you want to get a whiff of their stinky scent.
Your best best is to grab a vacuum and suck them up. Once you have them inside the bag, seal it up and throw it away.
Apparently the bugs only use their unpleasant scent as a defense to scare away any predators, and the only way you'll get whiff of it is if you kill them.
"Currently stink bugs have no natural predators," President of Ace Exterminators, Nicholas Raschella, said. "That's because of that stink. Once they get in your house use a vacuum. The thing to keep in mid is to throw away the bag, or you'll notice a stench afterwards."
If you feel overwhelmed you're advised to call a professional. They generally have a few extra tools to keep the bugs away.
Experts advised if you sport four or more of them in your home then you're probably headed for an infestation.
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