New Jersey Stinkbug Problem - My9 New Jersey

New Jersey Stinkbug Problem

Posted: Updated:
Wyckoff, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Stinkbugs are showing up all over the Garden State and New Jerseyans are not happy about it.

Wyckoff resident Patty Fitzmaurice is fed up with the stinkbug invasion that is taking over her home. She called upon Horizon Pest Control to evaluate her  situation and help rid her of these pesky bugs.

Michael Drozdick, a pest control specialist, inspected every crack and corner, up in the attic, garage and outside. He said stinkbugs usually come in from sunny sections of the home.

The main concern about these invaders is that they have no natural predators here in the northeast.

“Stinkbugs are not from here, they are of Asian descent and we’ve really only seen them here over the last few years," Drozdick said. "Which contributes to them being wide spread they have no predators. They live in trees and plants during the warmer months and this time of year it will get cooler at night and they are looking for shelter.”

Drozdick recommends that you don’t squish the bugs because that is where you will run into a problem. Squishing them sends off an aroma that attracts other stinkbugs. The best thing to do is spray them with hairspray in order to demobilize them and then pick them up with a paper towel and flush down the toilet.

The little bugs have caused over $21 billion in crop losses since their discovery in the late 1990s. They are known to feed off of apples, peaches and corn.

Fitzmaurice said the bug infestation was terrible last year and this year she is taking preventive measures.

“They are creepy looking; you see them on the wall they are creepy looking," Fitzmaurice says.  "I can deal with a little spider, better than I can deal with a stinkbug."

Horizon experts recommend a few things to help prevent your home from being invaded by stinkbugs:

• Seal any and all cracks in the home.

• Keep outdoor lighting to a minimum.

• Install screens over the chimney and attic vents.

• Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house.

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Car Insurance Concerns In New Jersey

    Car Insurance Concerns In New Jersey

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:52:33 GMT
    Living in New Jersey has its perks, but it also has its costs. As a citizen of the state all you have to do is look at your car insurance premiums to know that you’re dishing out a huge amount of money every year just to have the privilege of driving on the road. In many cases, even clean driving records don't seem to matter.New Jersey drivers who live in the state’s 30 largest cities pay an average of $2,000 annually according to a report done by ValuePenguin.com. New Jerseyeans living in mo...
    Living in New Jersey has its perks, but it also has its costs. As a citizen of the state all you have to do is look at your car insurance premiums to know that you’re dishing out a huge amount of money every year just to have the privilege of driving on the road. In many cases, even clean driving records don't seem to matter.New Jersey drivers who live in the state’s 30 largest cities pay an average of $2,000 annually according to a report done by ValuePenguin.com. New Jerseyeans living in mo...
  • Raven’s Nest Holding Up $1.5 Million Project In Fair Lawn

    Raven’s Nest Holding Up $1.5 Million Project In Fair Lawn

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:14:06 GMT
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey Mayor John Cosgrove says that the town’s water tower is in desperate need of repairs, but it seems that a bird’s nest is the reason why construction hasn’t began yet. “It’s a $1.5 million project. We’re going to paint the tower, it hasn’t been painted in 18 years, so we were ready and thought we could get it done in the spring and be ready for summer and now we have to wait between four and six weeks because we have to wait until the hatchlings fly,” he explained.
    Fair Lawn, New Jersey Mayor John Cosgrove says that the town’s water tower is in desperate need of repairs, but it seems that a bird’s nest is the reason why construction hasn’t began yet. “It’s a $1.5 million project. We’re going to paint the tower, it hasn’t been painted in 18 years, so we were ready and thought we could get it done in the spring and be ready for summer and now we have to wait between four and six weeks because we have to wait until the hatchlings fly,” he explained.
  • Wheaties Honors Special Olympics Athletes With Cereal Box Cover

    Wheaties Honors Special Olympics Athletes With Cereal Box Cover

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:13:07 GMT
    The Special Olympics are coming to New Jersey this summer and to honor some of these impressive athletes, Wheaties has chosen to put some of the contenders on the cover of their cereal box. Michael Reed is a basketball player competing in this year’s Special Olympic Games whose portrait is proudly displayed on the cover of the popular cereal brand.
    The Special Olympics are coming to New Jersey this summer and to honor some of these impressive athletes, Wheaties has chosen to put some of the contenders on the cover of their cereal box. Michael Reed is a basketball player competing in this year’s Special Olympic Games whose portrait is proudly displayed on the cover of the popular cereal brand.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices