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Keep Those Nasty Stink Bugs Out Of Your Home With These Simple Steps

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As if there weren't enough pests and creepy crawlies to worry about in the summer, experts say stink bugs will be trying to snuggle up with you this winter.

Stink bugs will be invading your home as the weather cools down.Hoffman Exterminating

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an Asian insect which was introduced to America sometime in the 1990s. They're brown, less than an inch long, and have a pair of "stink glands" on the underside of their cockroach-like bodies. And now these gross critters have decided to move in with you.

A group of stink bugs on a tree.ANR News Blog

Stinkbugs like to stay outside eating crops during the spring and summer, but as the weather cools down they're known to migrate inside. This year, after a few seasons of stink bug-friendly weather and an unusually warm autumn, populations of the insect are expected to be huge.

Keeps these bugs out of your home, or else you'll have to live with the smell.Chagrin Valley Pest Control

If stink bugs make their way into your house you'll be able to tell - just follow your nose. These bugs have earned their name because of their signature aroma, which has been compared to rotting fruit, cilantro, or stale almonds. And crushing these pests is out of the question, because that only makes the small worse.

Here's how to deal with them instead...

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