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Fox Pest Control provides affordable stink bug removal and treatment throughout the McAllen, TX 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 is here to help with your stink bug problem.

When you’re looking for McAllen, TX stink bug pest control near you, contact Fox at (956) 435-7142 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.

On This Page: Signs of a Stink Bug Infestation, About Stink Bugs, Tips to Prevent Stink Bugs, Get Rid of Stink Bugs, FAQs

Signs of a Stink Bug Infestation in McAllen, TX

You might already know you have a stink bug infestation, but here are the most common signs that stink bug exterminators in McAllen look for:

Large Gatherings

During certain times of the year in McAllen, 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.

Odor

If you have a stink bug infestation, homeowners will notice a foul scent that will linger for hours.

Things You Need to Know About Stink Bugs in McAllen, TX

  • Stink bugs get their name from the foul odor they produce when threatened or squished.
  • The small pest produces this odor in their abdomens, and it’s served them well over time. Because they taste and smell so bad, few creatures want to eat them.
  • Their ability to survive becomes a problem for folks in McAllen when hundreds of stink bugs are alive to seek shelter in your walls and your home’s interior over the winter while they wait out the weather until spring.
  • If you see stink bugs inside, they’re most likely brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB), as this is the most common type of nuisance stink bug species in the United States. We provide brown marmorated stink bug control in McAllen and nearby areas – call us at (956) 435-7142 or email us for a free inspection and same-day service*.
  • They will go after food if it’s left out.

Helpful Stink Bug Prevention Tips:

  • Seal common entry points around doors, windows and foundation.
  • Ensure light switches, ceiling fans, and outlets are flush with the wall or ceiling.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up bugs. Don’t squish them because they leave a yellowish stain and they smell terrible. Empty vacuum soon after use to prevent odor.
  • To keep the live stink bugs from coming back, freeze the vacuum contents overnight and dispose of them the next day. The bugs won’t survive the low temperatures.
  • For temporary relief, mix grease-fighting dish soap and water in a spray bottle or hose attachment. Apply directly to bugs outside to kill on contact.

How Do I Get Rid of Stink Bugs Near McAllen, TX?

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain stink bug free.

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At each visit, we inspect the exterior of your home,
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FAQs About Stink Bug Control in McAllen, TX

How do I get rid of stink bugs in McAllen, TX?

Especially in extreme cases, professional pest control is the best way to make sure these stinkers don’t stick around at your place in McAllen 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 (956) 435-7142 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.

Why are there so many stink bugs around my house?

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 (956) 435-7142 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.

Are stink bugs poisonous?

Stink bugs in McAllen 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. 

Are stink bugs invasive?

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 McAllen and throughout the U.S. 

Will stink bugs poison my pet?

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.

What do stink bugs eat?

Most stink bugs in McAllen 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.

Why are they called stink bugs?

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 McAllen, TX are experts at removing them and helping to keep them away. Contact Fox at (956) 435-7142 or email us for a free stink bug inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.

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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their McAllen, TX 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 McAllen office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.

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