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Stop the Stink: How to Defend Your House from Stink Bugs This Spring

In recent years, Michigan has seen an increase in stink bug activity. Unfortunately, these pesky critters love the dry, temperate atmosphere of the indoors and will seek to find shelter inside your home whenever possible.
They are also wintering pests, which means they will hunker down inside your home during the winter season until it’s springtime and once again warm enough to emerge. As we steadily enter a new season, you’re bound to see these guys scampering about your home, and you’re going to want to make sure you know exactly how to get rid of them when you do.
If you see a stink bug in your home, avoid touching it directly. Stink bugs release an odor when threatened that can be quite foul. They may also send out warning signals (via body chemicals) that will attract other stink bugs nearby. The last thing you want is more stink bugs in your home, right? The best course of action is to grab a paper towel and gently pick up the bug before depositing it outside.

Steps to Keep Them OUT

To keep stink bugs out of your house, make sure to eliminate all potential points of entry into your house. Not sure where to start? Check to make sure your windows are sealed tightly and that there aren’t any small cracks or crevices around your window frames.
A few proven “home hacks” that can be done to ward off stink bugs include rubbing dryer sheets on your window screens (the more smell the better). Stink bugs dislike the smell (a tad ironic, no?) and will generally avoid it.
If there’s one area where you find stink bugs to be frequently present, you might also consider hanging a damp towel the back of a lawn chair (or whatever you happen to have at your disposal) and leaving it overnight. Come morning, the towel will be covered in stink bugs that you can get rid of by disposing of them in soapy water.
Or, if time restrictions have your schedule pretty tight but you still want a good way to get rid of these pests, simply squish a few of the stink bugs outside of your home. This usually does a good job of warding off other stink bugs from coming too close to your house.

Can’t Get the Stink Bugs to Go? It’s Time for a Pro!

If you find that, no matter what steps you take, you just can’t get rid of these little stinkers (pun intended), then it’s time to reach out to the professionals. Presidio Pest Management has years of experience protecting homes just like yours from the presence of these pesky little bugs. We’re here to take the stress off your shoulders and turn your home back into the den of comfort you love.
Our staff is highly educated in the world of bugs, and we’ll take your home from infested to immaculate in no time flat! Give us a call to set up your free inspection today!

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Amy Keogh
Amy Keogh
22:12 23 May 19
The owner and all of the employees who visited our home were very professional, courteous, and fast! High praises for the hard work they do. Thanks!read more
Mel Hawl
Mel Hawl
22:54 26 Apr 19
Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
Allie Dennis
Allie Dennis
15:39 23 Apr 19
Great service! Kind, professional, and trustworthy. We got our house sprayed for spiders and ants in the Fall and plan to use them again as Spring rolls around!read more
Larry Binion
Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest!read more
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N A
13:41 25 Mar 19
Presidio is scheduled to provide service at our home. Thus far Bob has made himself readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns, even after business hours. We genuinely appreciate that. I feel confident that we've chosen a company that will get it right. Looking forward to their visit to our home.read more
Julie Widiker
Julie Widiker
19:39 01 Feb 19
This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
Sara DeNardo
Sara DeNardo
20:17 14 Jan 19
I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable. thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
Laura Gush
Laura Gush
10:44 09 Jan 19
Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick.... Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
Anthony Grochowski
Anthony Grochowski
00:37 04 Nov 18
We have been using Presidio for a few years now. From one house to another, 20 miles apart. We switched from using a big brand-name company and couldn't be happier with the results. They are professional, personable and thorough! They speak to us in layman's terms and help us to understand what it is they're doing to help. They give options and let us know exactly what we are getting, no surprises. We have three children and animals and are completely comfortable with the products they use. They've proven to be effective, time after time.read more
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