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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stink bugs back, but did you already know?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have this obsession with stink bugs. Pretty much I want to obliterate them from the earth. I know I am not alone in my dislike for these bugs.

Each fall I hope that they will have moved on to another part of the country and are not around to bother me.

No such luck. This week (only the first week in September!) I saw one in our bathroom, and there were two on a screen outside a garden where I was having lunch the other day.

They're back and I am not happy about it.

For the past couple of years, I had a plan to get rid of them -- or at least reduce their numbers in our home. We did have less last year than the year before, but that's not good enough, no way.

This year, after they have come in for the winter season (and I have accepted that they will), I plan to put traps in the attic to see if that's where they spend the winter months before emerging into the second floor of the house.

I will keep you posted. But don't hesitate to send along any methods you have used to rid your home of these nasty creatures. We are in this together.