Do Stink Bug Bite? Do they Sting? Do They Spray You?
Stink Bug bite is described as painful , itchy and red bruise which lasts a few days. There’s an alarming increase in reports of Stink Bugs bites recently’ which raises the simple question. Do stink bugs bite? Stink bug are quickly invading the Americas, since late 1990′s taking advantage of the luck of predators in their new territory. Stink bug can be found feeding on crops, vegetables and fruits during spring and summer and often find warm shelter at man-made homes during the cold autumn and winter months. Close encounters with the insects seldom lead to itchy, painful bruises which bring out the question:
Do Stink Bug Bite?
The answer is yes. The Stink bugs defense mechanism relays on a two punch counter attack. Initially, Stink Bugs release their odorous chemical toxin which earned them their name. The unmistakable Stink Bugs Smell is supposed to discourage potential predators from attacking them. Now, if that wasn’t bad enough, stink bugs bite too.
How do Stink Bug bite?
Stink bug have long proboscis, or if you prefer, needle like beaks that allows the to easily puncture the skin of their favorite food and suck its fluid content. Some Stink bug species are in fact carnivorous, praying on caterpillars, larvae and small insects. However, Stink bugs do not have pinchers. That means Stink bugs could potentially bite, but they repeatedly demonstrated that they do not bite. What is commonly reported as stink bug bite is more likely to be our buddy’s reaction to the smelly chemicals, and for easier communication this is how we will refer to it.
Why do stink bug bite?
Stink bug do not feed on human blood and only on extremely rare occasions may bite simply to defend themselves. Unfortunately, most sting bug bites happen accidentally when a hiding insect is unknowingly being approached. Such incidents are likely to happen during cold months when these insects seek warm shelter in our houses, hiding in our beds, shoes, clothes, and other dark
How does a Stink bug bite feel like?
I have recently heard many people complain on getting bitten by stink bug. The stink bug bite may be toxic, especially for small kids and pets, unknowingly getting in proximity with the insect. The bites are often described as a dime size rush, with colors varying from red to brown/yellow.
Initially a bite might sting or burn following an itching sensation for a few days. the bites are often described as tender when touched. After a few days, the swelling is relieved and bites are commonly described as bruises like.
Stink bug do bite, and it is definitely unpleasant, though not life threatening. Due to the outcome of their bites and the smell the produce to fend of predators, direct contact with stink bug is not recommended.
Stink Bug bite treatment:
If you have been unfortunate to experience a Stink Bug bite, visit this post on different methods of Stink bug bites treatment
Stink bugs are becoming a real smelly pain in the…in recent years, though we’re still only getting to know the effects of their invasion on our lives.
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