The invasion of the stink bugs
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Last fall, we had an invasion of little brown insects in my studio when my son brought in the air conditioner. I really didn't know what they were, just that they covered my curtains, and I was appalled with their sudden appearance.
Yesterday my son removed the a.c. unit once again for the winter. I went upstairs and did a once over around the room and did not find any. My son said there was one bug that came in with it, but he threw it out, literally, the window. So far so good. Then yesterday at work there were two by the window by my desk, so I gingerly plucked them up with a tissue, and flicked them outdoors, thank you very much.
I do not like stink bugs.
No I do not.
I just did a google search to figure out what they actually were - fall bug invasion under image and found the lucky little brown critter. I suspected it, because I did crush one yesterday at home in the kitchen, and found my hand smelled a little, well, stinky.
I also do not like the creepy bugs that ate my big pumpkin from the underside. I couldn't lift it, and when my son finally did, the bottom half was gone. So, I stuck the pumpkin's remains in my garden bed to allow it to rot there. I only ended up with one pumpkin, about the size of a small soccer ball, and about 8 butternut squash. There would have been another pumpkin, but yes, the bugs got it.
Years ago, when we first moved to Connecticut, we found the bedroom full of ladybugs. I much prefer that. So, stink bugs, you are so yesterday. My doors/windows only open for ladybugs.
One more A.C. unit to go... the one in my son's room...
May we not have any more bugs.