Fox Pest Control provides affordable stink bug removal and treatment throughout the Bloomington, IL area.
Stink bugs are characterized by their oval, or shield shape, brown color, and especially the smell they release when threatened or squished. Adult stink bugs can be up to ¾ inch long, or the size of a dime. They are found across the eastern half of the United States, as well as some of the south. They are a fairly new addition to the U.S. bug world, being native to eastern Asia and only showing up in the U.S. in the late 1990s. Because they are foreign, they have no natural predators in the U.S. which allow them to quickly spread and infest your home. Stink bug infestations are common in spring and summer, but a pest control professional will help you dispose of them quickly. Fox Pest Control’s expert Bloomington pest control services are here to help with your stink bug problem.
When you’re looking for Bloomington, IL stink bug pest control near you, contact Fox at (618) 228-3795 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.
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You might already know you have a stink bug infestation, but here are the most common signs that stink bug exterminators in Bloomington look for:
During certain times of the year in Bloomington, you need to control stink bugs because that’s when they gather in extremely large numbers in preparation for winter. They might be found on the side of your car, house, or other structure.
If you have a stink bug infestation, homeowners will notice a foul scent that will linger for hours.
Call (618) 228-3795 for a free inspection. If you call before 2:00 pm, we can often come that day!
Remote locations & other conditions may require next-day service.
A certified technician will inspect your property & provide customized pest control treatment based on the inspection results.
Each service provides a detailed report & helpful tips to keep pests away. We return regularly throughout the year, increasing protection with every visit.
If you see pest activity between your regularly scheduled services, we will return free of charge!
Fox Pest Control provides stink bug control services in Bloomington, IL and the surrounding areas, including:
We know how important it is to keep a pest free environment for you and your family.
We are committed to you with a 100% satisfaction guarantee throughout the year.
We start with a thorough initial Home Inspection, then our licensed Fox Pest Control technician will respectfully and comprehensively treat your home.
If you experience concerns after your initial or between quarterly treatments, we'll come back and treat your home again at no additional charge.
When you join the Fox Family we take care of you as one of our own.
Our first priority is to develop and strengthen lasting relationships with our employees, customers and the community.
With Fox Pest Control you can feel confident that you are getting the best pest control from a qualified team who are happy to serve you.
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Especially in extreme cases, professional pest control is the best way to make sure these stinkers don’t stick around at your place in Bloomington for the long term.
In the meantime:
- Don’t squish them or else they will stink and leave stains
- Inside: Use a vacuum cleaner to clean them up
- Outside: Use soapy water and a garden hose
Contact the expert stink bug exterminators from Fox Pest Control at (618) 228-3795 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.
Getting rid of stink bugs is important because their populations fluctuate throughout the year. Stink bugs spend the winter in a safe, warm spot until the spring. As the temperature warms, all the stink bugs move into the open to breed and eat their favorite plants.
Because of their unique body chemistry, stink bugs have few natural predators because they smell and taste so foul. They tend to gather together during the fall to find a place to spend the winter, like wall voids or in soffits.
Ready to get rid of stink bugs? Contact Fox at (618) 228-3795 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.
Stink bugs in Bloomington aren’t poisonous, don’t bite, and won’t contaminate food. However, stink bug removal is important because they can stink pretty bad and leave a nasty stain if squished.
Some stink bugs are considered a nuisance pest if they invade your home. The brown marmorated stink bug is the main nuisance species and is invasive in Bloomington and throughout the U.S.
Curious pets may lap up a few stink bugs, especially if the bugs gather in a specific area. Some pets may have a negative reaction to stink bugs and could vomit.
Most stink bugs in Bloomington are herbivores. They eat leaves, flowers, and fruits. Pest species like the brown marmorated stink bug and harlequin bug can be quite devastating to crop fields. Omnivorous stink bugs include the spined soldier bug and the two-spotted stink bug; they’re beneficial to gardens by eating pest insects.
They produce a foul-smelling chemical from their abdomen to keep predators from coming too close. Some species can spray the chemical several inches! These little stinkers are aptly named.
Stink bug spraying as a DIY option is popular, as are many home remedies for stink bugs, but they aren't always the most effective way to get rid of stink bugs or prevent them from coming back. Our stink bug exterminators in Bloomington, IL are experts at removing them and helping to keep them away. Contact Fox at (618) 228-3795 or email us for a free stink bug inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.
Very friendly! They also do a very awesome job in quite the timely manner wonderful place! First time they came Adam was great. The second time they came Sarah did a wonderful job.
Scott D. Knight
Fox has taken very good care of us. Very timely, always calls ahead and always has tips to keep things under control.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Bloomington, IL home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Bloomington office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
*Call us today before 2 p.m. for a same day, zero-obligation inspection and estimate or to provide Bloomington pest control & extermination services near you.