Stink Bugs Back in Force in Missouri – Experts Say Let Them Live
I am not a fan of bugs. I know they serve a needed purpose, but I'd prefer they do it in a different place than I am. I found the first of many stink bugs near my home in Missouri recently which reminded me this invasive pest is back in force. Experts are trying to convince me to let them live. Let's see if they're successful.
Let's go over the basics. Stink bugs are not a summer pest. You'll normally see these smelly things in the Spring before they seemingly disappear. Come Fall, they're back with a vengeance.
Farmer's Almanac says if you see a stink bug in your home like I did, you shouldn't kill them. The smell of a squished stink bug - well, it stinks. They advise putting garlic in your window sills as stink bugs despise them. This is me heading to the store to stock up on garlic.
There are lots of other ways to dispel stink bugs if you'd prefer to be humane to our little pest friends.
Did I take Farmer's Almanac's advice and let the stink bug I found in my Missouri place live? I'd rather not answer so that I don't make my "friends" at PETA mad, but let's just say my home is now stink bug-free again. May he/it rest in piece(s).
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