In the comments section of my last post, Szelsofa asked to hear more about the stink bugs (also known as shield bugs) that have invaded our Pennsylvania area. I'll do one better and allow an expert to give her (and anyone else who is fascinated by crawling, flying creatures) the low-down.
This is a video starring the so-called "stink bugs" from WHP-TV, a local television station:
* I feel compelled to add here that I think very highly of the anchor. I know Sherry--she's a lovely woman and quite the professional.*
The little stinkers aren't innately harmful to humans, though I suppose it's conceivable that a person could be allergic to their musty, spicy aroma. (When they are frightened or--dare I admit to it?--squashed, they emit a most unpleasant odor.)
So that's the deal. You can find out more about these household pests by doing a quick search on the web. Now, I must go seek and destroy the interesting, but uninvited, invaders...