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Stink Bug Solution

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Me (getting tissue to get a stink bug off the wall): "I hate these stupid things!"

Margaret, alarmed: "Don't kill it!"

Me (thinking she was trying to avoid the post-mortem stench): "I'm going to flush it."

Margaret, further alarmed but now also aghast: "That will still KILL it."

Me (also now aghast): "Then you get rid of it.

Margaret to stink bug, with paper in hand, holding it up to the wall as a bridge: "Come here, that's right, there you go!" [Goes outside to free the thing and returns, grinning triumphant.]

(So that's one way to solve the problem. But if you don't have a stink bug pro-lifer in your home, consider this suggestion from Virginia Tech.)

About the Author Aileen Lawrimore

Aileen Mitchell Lawrimore is a mother x 3, wife x 28 (years not men), minister, speaker, writer, retreat leader, and lover of beagles and books. She has a lot to say.

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L. S. Carrier says April 4, 2014

Margaret has the right idea. Just pick the little guy up, fling him outside and let some hungry bird have a meal--or not, depending on whether the stink bug can escape. See, it's easy to do the right thing and still contribute to the ecological miracle.

    Aileen Lawrimore says April 5, 2014

    I might not share with Margaret the idea that she may have turned Mr. Stink into lunch by sending him outside! I don't want her keeping the nasties as pets, that's for sure!

Anonymous says April 5, 2014

Thank you for the link to a remedy. When a pest like this invades my home, I say get rid of them permanently so they don't come back in where they don't belong. There are obviously more than necessary to feed the birds outside because these bugs are everywhere and are even a problem for farmers.

    Aileen Lawrimore says April 5, 2014

    I thought it sounded like a good solution, but haven't tried it yet. Let us know how it works!

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