Quad City Area Stink Bugs Are on the Crawl
Stink bugs are here and they're trying to get into your house. Or at least mine. I must have seen six of them clinging to my porch screen and I'm not going to lie; one flew into a spider's web and I had no intention of helping him get free.
We didn't see the murder hornets, weren't invaded by an overabundance of cicadas, so other than annoying wasps, yellow jackets and mosquitos, we've had it pretty good in the Quad Cities.
The stink bug or brown marmorated stink bug isn't going to sting us or destroy our property, but they are gross and if you smash one; they earn their name. STINK.
Fall is practically here and the bugs are looking for a place to hunker down for the winter. They seem to love the container where I keep my patio furniture cushions.
What should we do about these gross little freeloaders? Experts say you'll need to seal every crack and crevice in your home to keep them out. That seems like a lot of work.
If you find them in your home, don't vacuum or smash them because of well, the STINK. Pick them up and drop them in a bucket of soapy water. Other than their smell and their gross hard shell look, they're pretty harmless. They're just looking for a warm place to live during the winter. When spring comes, they usually disappear too.
Scientists have another solution to get rid of these bugs, but it involves another bug. I'm not sure I'm ready to add Samarui wasps to the equasion.