Category Archives: Everything You Don’t Want To Know About Stinkbugs

A listing of multiple humorous and helpful posting about stinkbugs and how to defeat them in the current war against them.

The End?

The battlement windows are silent and empty. The lights are no longer victims of endless buzzing raids. The stench of warfare is no more.  Only the occasional invader is found lying listlessly in wait. Is the war truly ended? Can we indeed celebrate our victory? Or, is the dreaded enemy merely seeking to lull us […]

Stinkbug Problem Solved…

No, not the one where we need to find a way to eradicate this invasive enemy from the planet – the other one. The one where if you so much as poke one of these odiferous intruders your hands will smell of their pervasive scent for hours. Lysol®  has come out with Touch of Foam™ […]

They’re Coming Out of the Woodwork…

Literally. I can see them slithering out of crannies along my wood-covered walls and dropping down unexpectedly from around the window frame to join me as I’m relaxing on the couch. These stinkbugs all seem to be juveniles – perhaps just entering the wild world of adolescence – about half the size of the average […]

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 […]

My Dog Eats Stinkbugs

I’m not certain if this is the answer to the mystery of why this year, for the first time, I am NOT inundated with their evil forces, but I have figured out that my dog is, truly, insane: He eats stinkbugs. Gleefully. Purposefully. He finds a stinkbug, sniffs it, rolls it around with his nose, […]

The Edge of Victory?

We have been waiting for months with baited breath for the enemy to renew their attack on our outpost. Yesterday we discovered, to our great dismay, that the dreaded stinkbug army has returned. Again, we find screens covered with their evil soldiers. This time, however, the attack is different. They are only actively assaulting one […]

They’ll Be Back…

Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the garden, our worst fears have been confirmed. Stinkbugs are predicted to return with a vengeance by early to mid August. Apparently, the adults from earlier this year laid their eggs, died… and now, those timebombs they left behind are starting their slow release […]

Where Have All the Stinkbugs Gone?

Another week… and even fewer stinkbugs. Really?! Can we trust that we have defeated this insidious enemy? Where is the “plague of biblical proportions” we were warned of? Last year at this time, they were everywhere. Survival meant launching daily counterattacks against their dive-bombing, slithering, buzzing and intruding into hair, food, drinks, toiletries, closets, clothes… […]

Stinkbug Trick?

Lately, I’ve been facing only a handful of stinkbugs a day. My morning patrol sweeps up only ten or twenty, instead of the previous hundreds. I should be rejoicing in my victory. Instead – I’m afraid. Despite the multi-pronged attack I have been launching, I find it hard to believe that it could possibly be […]

Stinkbug Song Hit!

Last night, Iris Hirsch debuted her new hit song “Stinkbug Wars,” inspired by this very blog and written with some small assistance from yours truly. To hear the song, click here: Stinkbug Wars sung by Iris Hirsch. Stinkbug Wars They’re lurking in the corner Flying fearless in the night A single silent soldier Or an army […]

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