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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.

Happy Fall.
One more A.C. unit to go... the one in my son's room...
May we not have any more bugs.
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  • IAMWINNING
    E-U!! Seems like we all have some kind of bug that bugs us! We have stink bugs here in So-Central PA, too. And the place gets lousy with them in the fall, so we're in the midst of trying to get rid of the ones that get in the house and the car. I almost caused DH to wreck the car recently as I was trying to get ahold of a stink bug. Finally did (in a tissue) and made DH stop so I could throw it out.
    2469 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Yikes-we have ants and palmetto bugs down south. Those palmetto bugs can rival a mouse at times!!!
    2469 days ago
  • IGSBETH
    Those are creepy.
    2470 days ago
  • _LINDA
    My poor Mom has you beat! Daily she is vacuuming up tons of bugs coming in her garage and basement. They are mostly dead thanks to vigorous spraying, but a nuisance none the less. Also, constant spiders means cobwebs to clean up too. Somehow they seem to find a way in past the spray. I guess its a good thing we don't have those stink bugs here :P.
    That is a real bummer about the pumpkin :( My nephew did amazingly well -he had some 40 pumpkins, and could have had huge ones if he had thinned them out. His first garden put in (he just bought an acreage and his first house) did amazingly well for the lack of care he put into it -he essentially planted them and left them to their own devices. He has very rich soil on his farm land..
    Had first snow here today, winter a little early..
    2470 days ago
  • NORASPAT
    I never heard of stink bugs we mostly had japanese beetles and they are definitely not nice.
    Even worse are the traps they are so digusting and the small is awful too.

    Just think without the bugs the birds will go hungry, so will the SKUNKS!

    HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2470 days ago
  • CHERIONE
    I personally like stink bugs. They're kinda cute and are easily scooped up and released outside. I can't help but smile when I find one. I know. Weird. But put a snake or mouse in my path and I come unglued. emoticon
    2470 days ago
  • PINKNFITCARLA
    We have had so many issues with stink bugs in our area in the past couple of years. They talk about them on the news and in the newspapers. This year they have no been as bad and I'm hoping it stays that way!

    Good luck!
    2470 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    Well for what its worth I know I have some sow bugs in my house as when I redid the shower there were some of the little beggars in the wall cavity.
    2470 days ago
  • THINAGIN2
    We are dealing with what I call "wire" worms! I don't like them either! May the pests all skedaddle out of our homes and lives!
    2471 days ago
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