Stinkbug Suicide Pact?

Okay, they are still annoying… and irritating… and smelly. However, they just don’t seem to be as prevalent as they used to be. So, I’ve been wondering. What changed? They still come in the house, occasionally in large numbers – although not in droves as they did initially. Yet, they die. Quickly. Within a day at most. So… eventually, they ALL have to die off, right? Maybe there are actually less of them because… there are less of them.

Simplistic? Yes. But I’m thinking it was a stinkbug suicide pact. They vowed to continue attacking my home, despite the poisons and traps that kept decimating them, until their numbers simply dwindled.

Regardless of the reason, I am happy to report that I am no longer under daily attack in an endless stinkbug war. These days, it’s an occasional battle of not-quite-epic proportions. Life is good!

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  • Steve  On June 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I have not experienced the bugs coming in this year. They are out there but not nearly as many as last year. I think for 2012 I’ve removed (killed) 4 so far. I don’t know what the deal is this year but I still have my “guard up”.

  • Dave  On February 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been doing battle with these critters for the last three years. They have kind of tapered off but at there peak, I’d find hundreds of them on the bedroom ceiling at night. I’ve been remodeling the house and trying to seal it up as well as possible. They still manage to get in but now it seems like they just send out a two to four bug suicide squad everyday. My concern is that they seem to like to come after me specifically. They get in bed with me and I think one actually went in my ear one night which troubles me greatly. They must be able to flatten themselves thinner than paper to get into our home in some areas that I worry that one will actually get through my ear canal. I sincerely believe that they bite humans but they seem to prefer me to my wife. Thank Heavens we have an outside venting central vaccum in our home. You can suck them up and the smell goes outside. Please keep me informed of any breakthroughs in ridding ourselves of this pest. In the meantime, I’ll keep sealing and sucking.


  • m iriam  On March 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    woke up yesterday morning with 2 large orange spots on my arm and a dead stinkbug on the floor next to my bed. the bites were exactly as pictured on google. the bites can be itchy and painful. .

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