Snakes and Stink Bugs

While every animal and insect plays a vital role in our ecosystem, it doesn’t mean you necessarily want them on your property. As summer ends and autumn begins, snakes and stink bugs tend to be two of the top pests bothering Atlanta area property owners.

 

Snakes

Most active from July through October (and even into November), snakes like to hide anywhere that offers cover such as wood/rock piles, hedges and grassy/shrub areas, heavy debris regions, and areas around ponds. If you notice the presence of snake skins and snake eggs, then you likely have a snake (or snakes) on your property.

 

Elimination of Food Sources

Rodents can draw snakes to a property. Homes and businesses with rodent problems are more prone to snake infestations. A pest control company can assist you with eliminating both snakes and their food sources.

 

Stink Bugs

Native to Japan, China, and Korea, the brown marmorated stink bug was accidentally imported from northeast Asia to the United States (where it has no natural predators) via shipping containers in the late 1990s. While these bugs don’t bite, sting, or carry any known diseases, they can be frustrating to deal with. If alarmed or smashed they eject a stinking liquid (similar to the smell of a skunk or dirty socks) several inches from their abdomen.

 

Stink Bug Prevention and Elimination

Stink bugs invade your property the same way many other small insects do: through cracks and other openings around your home’s screens, door jams, roofs, walls, and windows. Seal, caulk, and weather strip crevices where stink bugs prevent access and vacuum (immediately throw away the bag or clean out the canister to avoid the bugs’ odor) or flush (don’t crush) any stink bugs that may have already made their way into your home.

 

Call on the Professionals at Wild Trappers

At Wild Trappers we are state certified and expertly trained to humanely trap and remove any snakes you may find on your property.  We only use environmentally sound and humane animal removal techniques for animal control and nuisance wildlife removal problems. We will then sanitize the occupied areas and take the necessary steps to protect your home from re-entry and re-infestation. Protect yourself, your family, and your property from unwanted guests by contacting the licensed and trained professionals at Wild Trappers today. Call us at 770-828-9622 or request a free estimate online.

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