Getting Tired of These…
Have you been invaded by Stink Bugs? I’ve found them here and there over the past year, but lately I’ve been finding more and more.
I read that they were accidentally introduced in Eastern PA in the mid ‘90’s. Around here they appear to have no enemy and can unfortunately cause crop damage.
I have never smelled the stink but people say it is not a nice smell. I wonder if the offensive smell could be genetic; some find it offensive, some don’t. Maybe I’m one of the lucky people who genetically don’t find them offensive.
Did you know that finding the smell of a skunk unpleasant is genetic? To some they don’t smell bad at all. I didn’t inherit that gene, skunks smell pretty horrible to me.
The main room in our house that I find Stink Bugs is in our living room. I suspect that they are crawling down the chimney. I hope that they stay away from other parts of my house, particularly my bedroom.
What about you? Do you have a Stink Bug problem? Can you smell the stink?
I see them on the outside of the house on occasion, but fortunately not inside. I’ve never smelt one, and hope I don’t!
We’ve been lucky here at Applejack Lane. However, my son’s house in Staunton has had pretty frequent visitors! I thought over the winter, they had disappeared, but I have noticed that in the past few weeks, the pesky creatures have rebounded. We have been told that this year, the bugs will be much worse.
I killed three the other day in the house. I hate them. I take two tissues ~has not to feel their hard shell which freaks me out a bit and flush them down the toilet.
Don’t think I have those.
I did not know that the skunk smell was genetic. I’ve never smelled one. But then, I’m not sure I’ve ever been in a situation where I should have smelled one.
I have never heard of these…unless they go by a different name here. Is there some way you can poison them?
Ewww, yuck! I haven’t seen any around here, but I do remember my brother squishing one when we were kids, and yes it was stinky!
I can’t imagine anyone not thinking skunks stink…I didn’t know it was genetic!
No stink bug problem here…just milipeds on the driveway…so weird!
I read a lot of blogs on my lunch hour usually about fashion or food. I’ve been reading a ton of them today about green food, red hair, green fashion; but, I just about fell off my chair laughing when I read yours! Whatever possessed you? Stink bugs – you must not be Irish! Love your blog!
Eeeew! Yes, I have seen some around here. I have been careful not to smash them in the house b/c I don’t know about the smell. I hate bugs. :s
bugs that go CRUNCH make my skin crawl! we had a wolf spider infestation in our FL house and now that we’re in NC… our main problem bugs are moths, fire ants, and mosquitos are on the way!
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons
Skunks stink to me – – – but I had an aunt who could smell them and LIKED the odor.
I don’t smell stink bugs until I CRUSH them to kill them – – – then it is nasty in a sickeningly sweet kinda way.
We have quite a few of those around here! Carla
Oh Paula!!!! – im out by Philly & yes we have these around at this time of yr!!!
I don’t smell them either – so I too am not sure what people are experiencing with the so called “small” …but they can be a pain! I hate any type of bug -especialy when they get into the house.
A tthis time of yr I see these bugs & I have to spray for ants aswell – we all love spring but it does bring critters along with it. – Nice to know we are not alone over here!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stink bug in my house, but I do have ants. I had NO idea that whether you find skunks stinky was gentic. That’s crazy!
Aren’t they just the most annoying little critters! We have them outside and inside 🙁 And now that the sun is shining I have been noticing them more. We’ve never smooshed one and haven’t smelled the stink…we usually flush them (not good on the sewer bill)!
Nope, I haven’t seen any around these parts. YUCK!!
Hi Paula..I do see them occasionally, but outside. And yes…they do stink…but not as bad as a skunk! We had bats coming down our chimney in the middle of the night at our old Victorian house. Yikes! A glass fireplace screen solved that problem…thank goodness! Happy weekend!…hugs…Debbie
We get them here and I think their smell is like green bananas. Weird but true.