Stink bugs DO NOT make me happy.
I was about to blog about something much more pleasant when I heard that sickening sound of a flying stink bug that it is impossible to explain in words. Ughh.
The stink bug was in full flight, its wings were working furiously and legs dangled in the air.
It flew directly towards my face.
I immediately grabbed my planner, closed my eyes, and swung in its direction. I didn't know I could react to anything this quickly; all of this went down in about five seconds.
When I spotted it crawling on the floor, I grabbed an empty water bottle and trapped the stink bug in it.
I already have two Ziploc containers that are also holding stink bugs hostage. They've been in there for almost a week. They're still alive. These things could survive a nuclear war. Just look at how creepy they are:
So what's up with these stink bugs?
They aren't even native to this continent. We can thank China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan for them because they're an agricultural pest native to these countries.
The adult stink bugs show up during springtime, mate and lay eggs during the summertime, and then search for a place to hid for the winter during fall.
Stink bugs eat all the good fruit, like apples and peaches. Oh, and they've been found on blackberries, corn, tomatoes, lima beans, soy beans, and green peppers. They just ruin everything.
To keep stink bugs out, seal every opening. Caulk every crevice. But I have a feeling they'll still find a way to sneak in because they're annoying like that.
If you decide to use a vacuum cleaner to rid your room of stink bugs, your vacuum could acquire the smell of them over time.
Keep reading about stink bugs here if you dare.
What are your stink bug stories?