A few weeks ago my husband and I went away with some friends to the Virginia wine country. We rented a cute cabin in the middle of nowhere with beautiful views overlooking the mountains and a lake. It was lovely, until the invasion began.
On Saturday morning, we got up and left early to explore the area. We visited a few wineries and made our way back to the cabin in the early afternoon to rest before dinner. It turned out to not be so restful. While I was trying to nap, I noticed some black bugs starting to appear. Stink bugs to be exact. At first, it was just one or two. Then they started to appear out of nowhere. It was a stink bug invasion. I knew that squashing them wasn’t an option, so we searched the garage for something to help us and found a bottle with “Stink Bug Killer” in large green letters. Perfect, or so we thought.
According to the bottle, we were supposed to spray along windows and doors as well as spray the stink bugs directly. If sprayed directly, they should die in 3-5 minutes. The key word there was “should”. They SHOULDhave died. These buggers had a will to live. We sprayed every bug in that place (and had to endure the menthol like smell of the spray) but many didn’t die right away, but we thought “hey, it will work, just give it some time.”
Once we felt safe that every bug had some spray on them, the four of us left for dinner. When we came back, there were A LOT of dead stink bugs, but new ones still seemed to be appearing. And they weren’t bothered by us! The four of us were hanging out by the fire, playing card games when one landed on my husband’s leg (he’s not a huge fan of bugs which did result in some entertainment, but also gave me the willies) and then another one landed on my friend’s head. I had had it with the stink bugs. I did one more very thorough spray session before going to bed. By the time we left in the morning I had a whole new view on stink bugs.
Mosquito Squad franchisees protect their clients’ homes against stink bugs invasions in areas where they are a real issue. I have to admit however, until I saw it for my own eyes, I didn’t understand how bad they can really be. Well seeing them in person taught me. I lasted less than 24 hours having them around. If stink bugs were a problem at my house, I would have Mosquito Squad out ASAP as they truly do take over.
Mosquito Squad clients have been so happy with our stink bug service because it really works. Here is a client testimonial regarding our stink bug control in Frederick, MD: “Mosquito Squad’s treatment made a night and day difference. The stink bugs are dramatically down and the mosquitoes aren’t biting. It was worth every penny.”
If stink bugs are a problem in your area, please call your local Mosquito Squad. Don’t let the invasion continue!