The Smelly Facts
Discover some interesting facts about the stink bugs in Australia
Stink bugs belong to the Pentatomidae family of insects and are also known as "stink bug" or "shield bugs" (because all adult stink bugs are shield-shaped). They derive their name from their tendency to eject an extremely foul and strong smelling fluid from their thorax when disturbed, handled, injured, squashed or threatened.
Even though they look menacing, stink bugs do not bite or sting people, and will not cause structural damage to properties.
Stink bugs are considered an agricultural pest to commercial farmers due to the huge losses they incur in the produce industry every year, especially growers of apples, peaches, and pears. When it comes to stink bugs control and prevention methods are needed to ensure they are removed from a property and kept away.
Call Rentokil Pest Control at 1300 306 148 or more information about stink bug control, or to schedule a FREE pest inspection online.
When you’re dealing with an infestation or interested in preventative services, we can provide you with expert Brown Marmorated stink bug control advice and solutions. Rentokil Pest Control specialists are experts with treatments for the exotic (notifiable) Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in the commercial shipping industry.
While stink bug traps and other products are available for purchase, a professional container fumigation, or shipping fumigation service is the best method to both prevent and manage stink bug infestations. Our preventative solution creates a treatment zone around your business premises to keep stink bugs away.Call us at on 1300 306 148 or contact us online to arrange an appointment to discuss the benefits of fumigation service for your business.