The MARMORATED STINK BUGS have now decided it is time to come inside for the winter. These ugly critter just appeared a few years ago and they are really ugly and stink if squashed. I think they came from China. They do not harm humans but are devastating to the agricultural business. Millions of dollars lost because they sample the fruit and vegetables.
When the summer turns to autumn they decided, it is time to find someplace warm for the winter and they will come in the house. Our house is pretty well sealed but those critters were still getting in. Chuck spends a lot of time catching and throwing them outside. (DO NOT SQUASH THEM- THEY STINK AND THE SCENT WILL ATTRACT OTHERS.) I checked the windows and the doors and still did not see an entry. One more idea popped into my head, could they possible be coming in the fireplace???
Chuck opened the glass doors and inside, hanging on the metal curtain (to prevent the embers coming out) were about fifteen bugs, all holding on the metal mesh. The next step was biochemical warfare, us vs. the bugs. We have to see how that treatment goes and the next step will be to seal up the fireplace with a piece of transparent plastic.
This is war………….