We came back from a weekend trip to this little home invader. At first we were going to kill it but instead we named him Stinky Fred and welcomed him to the family.
This is what happens when your landlord doesn't let you have pets😞
It is so important to slow your roll, feel grateful and remember it's the little things most important to notice .. to also be playful when the moments present themselves .. (like playing peek a boo with a random stink bug on a back road ) hold on to the .love and beauty that happens as soul food.. .. (these are what get us through the fuckery rollercoaster that is life ) #sunflowers#stinkbug#hideandseek#onthebackroads#soulfood#naturalbeauty#stopnremember
Oh hell no! I am all to familiar with these from living in DC! How the hell did I just find a stink bug in our Massachusetts home?!?! If MA now has stink bugs I just give up and I'm moving. #SOS#stinkbug#sendhelp
Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), or simply the stink bug, belongs to the insect order Hemiptera (means True Bugs) and the family Pentatomidae (stink bugs), and it is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. It was first identified in the United States, in 2001 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but their introduction is believed to have started around 1996 possibly through the movement of bulk containers from their native countries to the United States.
Each year hundreds of thousands of these stinky buggers, at the end of summer, begin to find suitable overwintering locations. Stink bugs cannot survive freezing temperatures like some insects can because they are unable to generate their own antifreeze, also they over winter as adults and not as eggs or cocoons. Despite this they have found a way to survive in our cold winter environment. Stink bugs search for a warm dry place to hibernate over the winter. Once a suitable spot has been located stink bugs communicate with one another through the use of chemicals called pheromones. Pheromones are chemicals that are emitted by insects (and other animals) that can change the behavior of the receiving insect. When a suitable site is located both male and females stink bugs can emit an aggregation pheromone that will attracted huge numbers to an area. Their preferred places to overwinter are attics, roofs, cracks, crevices etc. in home, buildings and other man-made structures. The reason they prefer our structures is because we warm our buildings in the winter. During the winter you may see stragglers crawling around in your home especially if outdoor temperatures warm up like they occasionally do in the winter. For every one you see crawling around rest assure there are hundreds more still hibernating in your home. That one is like a scout and if they sense that winter has ended they will send out a pheromone telling the others it’s time to emerge. They will remain in hibernation until the end of May here in the United States. During this time they make the great migration out of your home. #urbanfarmsista#urbanfarm#entomology#entomologist#stinkbug#hemiptera#invasivespecies#stinkers
3 years have gone in a blink of an eye ☺️& I wouldn't of wanted to spend it in any other way, or with anyone else @munchkin93_ <3. Centre parcs is going to be amazing & I can't wait to spend it with you, just you & me ☺️❤️. Ps thank you for putting up with my daily annoyingness, I know you couldn't live without me regardless 😉. I couldn't live without you either ❤️😘forrreaaallsss. I love you #love#couples#anniversary#selfie#stinkbug#margaret#thatcher#4lyfe