Stink bugs are a pest species that has invaded the United States and Canada. They have been on the rise in recent years, and they can be found all across North America. There are many myths about these insects, one of which is whether or not they are poisonous to dogs. In this article we will explore whether or not stink bugs are harmful to your pet’s health.
The most common answer to this question is that stink bugs are not poisonous. However, because they have a foul odor and can emit a strong chemical-like smell when disturbed or crushed, there has been some speculation as to whether or not these insects could be harmful if licked by your dog. While the scientific evidence suggests otherwise (there isn’t any), it’s no guarantee either way so you should still monitor what your pet does with them just in case.
It is generally believed that an insect’s toxicity is based on how their venom affects human bodies, but for dogs things aren’t quite as clear cut. Regardless of what scientists may say about its effects on humans, many veterinarians recommend treating bug bites from stinking bugs.