It's just that, well...I'm about to show you photographs that don't really paint our home in the ol' Better Homes and Gardens kind of light, you know?
Friends, please keep coming over, okay? I promise we're working on a solution to make the stink bug horror show stop.
That...or we're moving.
Our home is warm and lovely. Just don't look at anything too closely, 'kay?
|Our Internet find- an attempt to make homemade, soda bottle and light traps. Results-poor. We'll modify and get back to you.|
Our home is their mothership.
Or their toilet.
|Poo trail in my family room. Oh, the allure.|
This post is an additional outcry, a battle cry against their POO! Poo be gone, I say!
Dear stink bugs,
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!"
|You'd think enclosed lighting would be ideal with stink bug invasions, but alas. They find ways in there to DIE. Ugh. Lighting is a challenge when living with spawn.|
|Pooping on the blinds- less annoying to clean than curtains, but really.|
|I have to wash curtains and bedding constantly, because stink bugs crap all over everything. We're thinking our next window treatments will be wooden shutters- easier to clean the poop. Again- ridiculous.|
|That's a dripping dump, sliding on down our lamp. The charm and allure are riveting.|
|Looks like we really have to give lighting fixtures serious consideration now. Spawn love to die in the light.|
But living here means I have to clean up after the countless spawn who have chosen to shack up with us and use our home as their...dumping ground. Ugh.
|I have to wipe down plants regularly- because you know...the crap and all.|
You know...it's not like on the show Hoarders, where you'll find a dead cat among the filth.
Just dead stink bugs.
|Poop on one of the couches. I have to treat stains constantly. So foul.|
Except for the stink bugs.
And their poop.
|Note the feces dripping down this picture frame. My apologies to my sweet sister, whose photo casing got dumped on.|
It ain't easy livin' with spawn, but again—we get through it by being thankful they aren't ticks, rats or scorpions.
And once we figure out how to get rid of these foul little twerps, we'll be rich rich rich. Stay tuned...
Please feel free to drop me sympathies anytime. I'll take a break to read your thoughtful words between cleaning up the poo. That will be nice.
Sending you lots of love for a stinkLESS, crap-free weekend.
XOXO From My Hearth to Yours
And P.S.- see also Stink Bugs: They're Baaaaaack for more info.