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Getting Rid of Stinkbugs

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MILTON, Del.- It's that time of year when stink bugs begin popping up in homes. They do it to get out of the cold.

Joe Thomas, a pest control technician with Ehrlich Pest Control in Sussex County, said his goal is to keep his clients pest-free.

"We're noticing annually their increasing," said Stacey Arnold, sales representative with Ehrlich Pest Control.

Arnold said her office gets a handful of calls per week about people asking how to get rid of them.

"They're hard to get rid of," said Holly Barron of Milton.

Barron used to live in Hagerstown, Md., and said the bugs were a nuisance.

"We'd come home at night and they would just be crawling over our bedroom wall. We would get out the vacuum and suck them up because you can't crush them because they really smell," Barron said, who said that so far she has not noticed any yet.

Experts say stink bugs can make it to the tiniest crevices of your home, including your windows. One thing technicians recommend is using sealant around your windows, to make sure they stay extra tight.

Experts say you should not worry about stink bugs reproducing in your home.

"Just like occasional invaders they're not going to reproduce in your home, so don't be scared you're going to wake up tomorrow [to them]," Arnold said.

Stink bugs do not pose a problem for humans or pets - the little guys are just annoying.

For more tips on what you can do to rid your home of stink bugs, log on to http://stinkbugsguide.net.

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