Troubleshooting

A new bug to hate, and this one stinks.

By Teri Karush Rogers | October 21, 2010 - 4:06PM

Move over bedbugs, there's a new bug in town. The newest bug sensation doesn't bite, but it sure does stink. NBCNewYork is reporting that stink bugs have been spotted (albeit thus far in small numbers) in New York City. In some areas of the Northeast the smelly insects have already made their way into homes. Pest management guru Gil Bloom tells us the 3/8" long insects are not such a big deal in Manhattan--his employees at Standard Pest Management have only seen them in Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau County so far. "Proper screening and the sealing of sealing of cracks, crevices and gaps along the the exterior and under eaves can help keep the pests out," he says. Rather than stomping on the bug and its stink glands, says Bloom, opt for the vacuum. But be warned: They may impart a temporary aroma to your Hoover. (NBCNY)

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Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she covered New York City real estate for the The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri holds a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University. 

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