Stink Bug Control Service in Columbus

Whether your home has a revolving door of people coming in and out or you prefer a more quiet, peaceful environment, you know you need to pay attention when you start noticing pest activity in your home. Stink bugs often enter Columbus homes during the fall, hiding within the walls over the winter and making their grand reappearance in the spring. 

While finding one or two may not necessarily be a cause for concern, if you start seeing them regularly, you may have a large infestation on your hands that needs to be taken care of. Whether you have an active infestation or are looking to prevent one in the coming seasons, 1st Response Pest Management can help.

Call (614) 591-7767 or by submit your info online today for professional stink bug control services in Columbus.

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    Ron is AWESOME! I had a national pest extermination company for several years and nothing was getting accomplished. I have seen a significant decrease in the last several months that I started with 1st Response. Ron is very committed to getting the problem fixed and is very knowledgeable and a great guy! He knows his pests! :) Everyone at 1st Response is kind, courteous, and goes the extra yard!

    Tina M.

    Company was very responsive to the needs that I had. My daughters room had hornets coming thru her ceiling. First response was the best response. They came right away after my internet message. Fixed the problem and offered a great service for other rodents around my house. Monthly service is a great deal. These guys know customer service and they know pest control. If you are thinking about a company that cares….this is it. Make first response your first response if you are in need of help.

    Matthew P.

    I live at The Gardens Apartments. I guess before I moved in, there was an issue with bugs. I never saw any. Thank God! But the gentleman from 1st Response saw something on the traps and came back several times to take care of the issue. He was always professional, polite and handled everything with care. Kudos!! I appreciate him and the service that you provide.

    Michelle W.

    Had a great experience with David - he was polite, personable, and able to find where the mice were coming in within 5 minutes. He put all the traps down and followed up on time to ensure they didn't return - highly recommend them!

    Nicholas K.

    This company is great! The company I work for has been using them for years, and I have been using them recently for my home. David is so friendly when he comes in to my office, and Larry was great when he came to my home. Lisa is always the best too! So friendly on the phone!

    Andy R.

    We have a mouse or two and Larry was amazing. On time, professional. He even went into my attic through a very small, inconvenient entryway in the top of a closet. He educated me about mice and inspected every inch of my place, inside and out. The office staff was great, too!

    Rene L.

    We purchased a house that has had termite damage in the past. The original structure was built in 1890, and has been added onto over the years. Previous owners had repaired the termite damage, and had contracted with 1st Response to continue to maintain termite control stations and inspect for any new activity. We have continued with that existing service since purchase. Every tech that comes out is wonderful. Office staff is great as well. Everyone we have dealt with has been personable, kind, attentive and professional. Jason and Justin have been our most recent techs, and they are both great guys.

    Patricia M.

    Best customer service ever! From the dispatcher to the technicians. They were super kind and accommodating to our health needs, more than willing to wear an N95 mask that we provided. Engaging conversation and thorough inspection. Even when 1 thing was missed, they apologized and made everything right. Their service was fast, but effective. The price is reasonable for all of the services you get and they were very understanding and accommodating when it came to the initial payment. I wish we had found them years ago, but if anything good can come from a mouse, it's having First Response on your side. 100%, 10 out of 10, highly recommend!

    Izetta T.

    Holy smokes! They are the best! Like seriously, if you need creepy crawly help or help with other things that scurry about, they are your people. They are incredibly kind, friendly, and understanding. They have a lot of patience and explain things thoroughly. Can't say enough good things about them. We have been using them for a couple years now and have had continued reliable and excellent service.

    Krista K.

Stink Bug Identification

Stink Bug

What are stink bugs?

Part of the order Hemiptera, stink bugs are unique-looking and smelling insects. Stink bugs are not native to the United States; they came from Asia in 1998. First discovered in Pennsylvania, their populations have spread through much of the United States, including our area of Ohio. Stink bugs received their name because of a small gland located on their thorax that gives off a very unpleasant odor. They produce this odor when threatened as a way to defend themselves.

Stink bugs are mottled brown, and some adults have patches of copper or metallic colors on their heads. These bugs are also called “shield” bugs because of a triangular-shaped plate located on their back.

Are stink bugs dangerous?

As agricultural pests, stink bugs can cause damage to plants and crops by feeding on their juices and causing cosmetic damage, rendering the fruits and vegetables unsalable. Stink bugs produce a strong overwhelming odor but pose no known health problems or structural damage to the buildings they invade.

Why do I have a stink bug problem?

Stink bugs spend most of the year outside living, breeding, and feeding. Stink bugs breed in the summer months. Once they reach adulthood in the fall, they seek shelter inside homes and other buildings to overwinter. Stink bugs gather together on the warm, sunny sides of buildings moving inside through any cracks they find. In the spring, the adults move out of their indoor hiding spots and find their way back outside.

Where will I find stink bugs?

Stink bugs feed on apples, tomatoes, green peppers, soybeans, and other crops. Therefore, stink bugs are most attracted to properties with gardens, fruit trees, and near farmlands. After entering to overwinter, they will move into attics, wall voids, and areas behind baseboards and window moldings.

What attracts stink bugs into your home?

Stink bugs are attracted to homes for several reasons, including seeking warmth, shelter, and food. Below are some of the factors that might be driving stink bugs into your house:

  • Warmth: Stink bugs often enter homes during the cooler months seeking warmth, gravitating mainly to areas that receive direct sunlight.
  • Light: Since stink bugs are drawn to light, especially during the nighttime, bright outdoor lights could increase the likelihood that they find their way inside your home.
  • Food: Any plants near your house could be contributing to an infestation since stinkbugs feed on plants and crops. They may also be attracted to food sources inside your home like fruits, vegetables, and grains.
  • Moisture: Leaky pipes or faucets, for example, may cause stinkbugs to enter your home since they are attracted to moisture.  
  • Cracks & openings: Homes with any gaps in doors, windows, or siding make it easy for stink bugs to find their way inside.

Prevent stink bugs from entering your home by sealing any cracks and gaps, repairing any leaky pipes or faucets, and keeping outdoor lights off at night.

How do I get rid of stink bugs?

Get rid of stink bugs from your Ohio home or business by trusting the experts at 1st Response Pest Management. We are a locally-owned and family-operated pest control company. Our goal is to provide all of our customers with peace of mind and pest-free homes and businesses through our effective residential and commercial pest control services.

How can I prevent stink bugs in the future?

Prevent problems with stink bugs by putting into place the following stink bug prevention measures:

  • Partner with the pest control experts here at 1st Response Pest Management to take a proactive approach to keep stink bugs out of your home
  • Stop stink bugs from finding their way inside your home by sealing all the foundation and exterior wall entry points
  • Repair any holes along the roofline of your house
  • Place weather stripping around windows and doors. Place mesh covers over vents leading into your house.
  • Place vegetable and fruit gardens a distance away from the outside walls of your home

Commonly Asked Questions

Why should I choose 1st Response Pest Management for stink bug removal in Ohio?

Choosing 1st Response Pest Management for stink bug removal in Ohio is beneficial because they are a locally-owned, family-operated company with a deep understanding of the specific pest challenges in the region. They provide peace of mind and pest-free environments through effective, customer-focused services. Their proactive approach and commitment to customer satisfaction make them a reliable choice for pest control.

Can stink bugs in Ohio cause damage to my garden or crops?

Yes, stink bugs in Ohio can cause significant damage to gardens and crops. They feed on the juices of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, tomatoes, and green peppers, which can lead to cosmetic damage and potentially render the produce unsalable. It's important to manage stink bug populations to protect your agricultural investments, and professional pest control services can help mitigate this issue.

What are some natural deterrents for stink bugs in my Ohio residence?

Natural deterrents for stink bugs in Ohio residences include maintaining a clean environment, reducing moisture sources, and using natural repellents like essential oils. Additionally, ensuring that your home is well-sealed with no cracks or openings can prevent stink bugs from entering. For more comprehensive control, consider partnering with a local pest management company like 1st Response Pest Management.

Protecting Your Home Against Overwintering Pests

Stink bugs may only be considered nuisance pests, but you still don’t want them to get into your house. These pests can create an unpleasant odor and damage fabrics, not to mention the general nuisance of having bugs crawling around all over your home. With stink bug control from 1st Response Pest Management, you can eliminate the invading pests in your house while protecting yourself from future infestations. 

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