Stink bugs invasion!
Every now and then in the evenings, just at the moment, here in America, I hear my other half utter words similar to ‘Oh, p*ss off you little b*gger,’ and ‘Argh, get out of my face!’ and ‘Where did you all come from?’
He is of course, talking the Stink Bug Talk. That is the kind of talk that the appearance of stink bugs generates, and right now it’s stink bug-tastic in Howard County. In fact, according to my other half most of them have congregated on our deck and are trying to stage a home invasion through our decking doors.
‘Tis true – it feels that way. You can be standing there minding your own British business and BAM! A stink bug flies into your hair, leg, or (worse) mouth. The little critters don’t care.
I confess I squished one ugly-bug whilst closing the decking doors just last night, and pooh! Yep, they earn their name. And did I feel a little bit bad? Um, a teeny tiny bit…… 😉
And why are there so many of the little blighters around, crawling up my curtains and along my kitchen sink? Well, apparently the Stink Bug population ‘may be ready to explode’ – and right here in Columbia, Howard County we’re plonked right in the at the epicenter.
“We’re really expecting a bigger crop of stink bugs in the region coming into 2013,” Mike Raupp, entomologist at the University of Maryland, told WTOP.
AGProfessional.com warns that the East Coast could take the brunt of the stink bug population explosion.
Places with the perfect climate for these guys: Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Oh goody gumdrops (sarcasm).
“We’re right at the epicenter; we’re at the place where there are more stink bugs than anywhere else on the planet, as far as we can tell, right now,” Raupp told WTOP.
Sigh. I’m off to close the decking doors again…. 😉