Stink bugs, again
Last year these critters were all through the house, all winter. I didn't know where they came from, what they did, I know it was a problem everywhere in the area (PA??.... everywhere? LOcalizedd?)... they are tough, throw them in the snow, they'd come back, I was sure...
This year I've seen more and more on plants, certain plants especially. I asked a "Bug man"- extermintor for flying ants- just casually about them. I mentioned they seem more predominant. And destructive.
He stated they used to eat just ornamentals, but now they are finding they are destroying other things. I stated how they were everywhere in house last year, hiding and showing up. I worried they ate things in house (carpet? Who knows?).. he claims they just go in homes to hibernate. Though they seem pretty darn active to me..
I swear the plants I'm seeing them more heavily on are somehow deformed, "off" this year...hardy hibiscus, variegated (annual) kiss me over the garden gate (commmon name- they love, they destroy), much more.
Has anyone else noticed more problems? In that they are getting... prolific.... and seeming to cause plant damage?
I've been curious. I wondered if they are perhaps a temporary thing, something that may be once every 7 years or so... I hope so. They seem to have no predators.