Stink bugs typically spend the warm weather months (spring, summer) outdoors on tree foliage. It’s in late September and early October that stinkbugs become a problem in our homes and businesses. At this time of year, stinkbugs will start looking for a place to spend the winter. Naturally, they are drawn to the warmth of structures for an over-wintering destination. Once stinkbugs have crawled into the cracks and crevices around eaves, doors, windows, and siding, they simply want to go dormant for the wintertime so they can reemerge in the spring. However, because our home or office stays warm all winter long, stink bugs can remain active and continue to be a nuisance. Stink bugs may find their way into the home through cracks and crevices around trim, windows, wood paneling, or recessed lighting. They won’t leave until the trees put out their new leaves again in the spring.