If you are seeing stink bugs in your home, you don't have to worry about them biting you or causing any damage to your home. Still, you do not want to have these pests, as they can stink and get into things. Below is information on why these bugs chose your home and how to get them out.

Why Stink Bugs Chose Your Home

The main reasons stink bugs find a home is they seek shelter when it gets cold outside. They generally do not like heat, so if you keep your thermostat up high, they may not like it. If you have lights outside, such as security lights, stink bugs will be attracted to them. While you are dealing with this problem, consider turning the lights off. If you keep lights on inside your home at night, either turn them off or make sure your blinds are closed. 

Stink bugs may have found easy ways to get into your home. For example, if you have gaps, crevices, cracks, or holes in your foundation or roof, they can easily get in. If you have worn down weather stripping on your windows, they can get through there also. Hire professionals to take care of these gaps for you if you do not have the experience. 

If you live in the country, on farmland, etc., you are more likely to get stink bugs. Stink bugs love to live in grassy areas where they can hide. Once it gets cold, however, they will move from these areas and find a new home, such as your house. 

Get Stink Bugs Out

The first thing to do is make sure you have sealed up all openings in your home using caulk, weather stripping, mesh screens, tape, or other materials. Close the fireplace flue if you are not using it to keep stink bugs from entering through there.  

If you see stink bugs, use your vacuum cleaner with a pipe attachment to suck them up. Make sure you remove the bag when you are finished and throw it away far from your home. Because you may not see all the stink bugs, this will only partly take care of your problem. Hire a pest control company to help you. They can spray your home to kill stink bugs and check for areas where they are getting in. 

The pest control company can give you much more information about stink bugs.