so I'm chatting away last night, having a grand old time - been a long time since I had multiple conversations going in multiple clients - totally
reminded me why I got addicted to the internet in the first place
Suddenly out of nowhere!!!!! this thing falls on my keyboard!!!!
Image credit and article here - ento.psu.edu...
Needless to say, I jumped 15 feet in the air (head through the ceiling, haha) ran out the room, then felt like an idiot cause I knew without coming
back that it was a stinkbug....
So I get some tissues and gently put it in the garbage.
My reaction doesn't surprise me. There is a reason I have never killed a stinkbug. All of my life I have been deathly afraid of cockroaches, and
I'm not excited about any hard shell bug - the crunch alone skeeves me. So I'm one of the few who couldn't even tell you what a stinkbug smells
But I got over it. We had a bit of an infestation a few years ago but luckily most of those moved to California by now (where is the eyeroll...)
I generally only get the crap scared out of me by them once or twice a month, we got good windows, tight seals, air conditioning,
etc..... but they still find a way in (hitchhikers maybe..... no must be a hole somewhere cause.....)....
So I blew off the incident and I relay my story to my friends and they're all laughing at my pain, Haha so funny.
Then BAM!!!!!! more like a WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHHHHHH
another flies right at my face!!!!!!
What is this? a stinkbug suicide bomber? Why am I the target????
2 mins to stop my heart from racing, and again I get some tissues, throw him in the trash. All fine and good.
But no, they're not having this. They sent reinforcements tonight and I've already been attacked 3 times in the last 2 hours that I've been
What is going on!!!! This is driving me insane. I plan to have a heart attack, any stinkbug now.
I know I got minor problems in the grand scheme of things. Apparently these monstrosities are eating through numerous crops, and spreading like
wildfire. I read somewhere (possibly the above article) that it only took them 4 years to get from Pennsylvania to California..... and they have no
known predators aside from a wasp that possibly helps keep them in check by eating their eggs... and doesn't live in this country....
Makes me wish I kept that wasps nest in my window last year (no, no that wasn't working out for me either...)
So I don't know - just venting cause right now my heart rate is up and I'm all hyper cause of the bombardment.
I'm just glad these bugs didn't exist when I was younger. I might be deathly afraid of them instead of cockroaches and God knows if I ever see one
of those in my house - I'm moving. (more likely calling an exterminator immediately and staying at a friends for a few days, its happened)
And a hearty and healthy EXPLETIVE DELETED to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan AND/OR the idiots in Pennslyvania who should've been watching incoming
packages for just this sort of plague. FFS what are we paying you for?