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Stink bugs, which arrived from Asia within the past decade, are a growing threat to crops and fruit trees in the United States. Pittsburgh, PA, seems to be stink bug central where the inventor of this easy-to-build, inexpensive trap resides.
I have been catching thousands of stink bugs by hand for the past several years and flushing them down the toilet. Occasionally, when panicked, they excrete in my hand and I can attest that it is about the foulest of smells which takes a day to go away no matter how much you scrub.Stink bugs, which arrived from Asia within the past decade, are a growing threat to... more
Ants, crickets, whatever, it was their home first. But stink bugs, well, they're a different matter entirely. This rancid invasive species attacked my family home with a vengeance and it seems we're not the only ones. According to the Daily Mail, the stink bug epidemic has now spread to 33 states.
Step on a stink bug and you'll instantly regret it because of the atrocious smell emanating into the air. Natives of China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, these creepy crawlers can lay up to 30 eggs at a time, making them hard to stop once they invade your state.
Its full name is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and it was accidentally introduced to eastern Pennsylvania in the 1990's. The bug likely made it here aboard cargo containers. In addition to creating an annoyance at home, these little guys have also become an agricultural pest in the Mid-Atlantic states.
According to the Daily Mail:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent $10 million trying to find a way to exterminate them but has so far been unsuccessful.
The bugs don't spread disease and they aren't poisonous just a nuisance. John Laumer wrote about a common weed extract that serves to repel them. But first off, if you see the bugs inside your home try and locate the hole that they're entering through and patch it up. It maybe around windows, caulk, or exhaust fans.
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