I don’t know if you have stink bugs where you live, but they are visitors here who have become permanent residents. Gossip says that they came over from Asia in cargo, my guess is those wonderful baskets at such like Micheal’s and Pier One. The trains transported them across land and they got off at points along the way, Allentown and Pattenburg being close to my house. They have made themselves at home spreading throughout the state of New Jersey. They are simple aerodynamic arrow head tanks on brittle legs. No wheels needed as they fly loudly crashing into things. Unlike bedbugs they don’t bite. I have never seen them eat anything but they STINK!!!! The best part is there are no known pesticides in our state that kill them, not that I would use one, but there must be no predators either because they are multiplying every year in noticeable numbers. At first no one would admit to finding them in their home, but a couple years hence I doubt you can find anyone who isn’t raving about the stink Bugs (plural) inside their homes. How do they get in? Last thanksgiving we and our guests were observing the turkey baking in the oven when our view was obscured by stink bugs crawling quickly between the glasses on the oven door. They must have been woken from their winter slumber by the increasing heat. Many local citizens have been woken in the night by stink bugs landing on their face or hair. They have been known to crawl between pajama legs, and hide under chocolate bars, pose themselves on the lace tablecloth or the favorite orchid. If I took the time to remove each one I find, half my day would be gone.
My imagination tells me that we need to import some of their predators . then possibly some predators for those, and then possibly predators for those, and then because each predator is slightly larger than the previous, eventually we will need lots of elephants patrolling the streets . I can’t wait.