Bugs have descended into our apartment like a plague.
Or at least it feels that way. In reality there have been four, but we’re talking 1.5 – 2″ beetle-lookin’ things that I would swear just stare at me while they rub their creepy little legs at me. Three of the four have been found on my pillow or head, so I get to say insulting things about them. Turns out stinkbugs are attracted to things that smell fruity and/or sweet. You know, like my hair products? Two nights in a row of three hours of sleep means I almost don’t have enough mental presence left to blog. Certainly not enough for photographs. The hacks K has used to try to deal with this include
- Sealing off doors/ windows. Turns out about half of our windows have gaps big enough for a small army of giant bugs to march through.
- Homemade trap from a google search- she cut the top off a two liter bottle, removed the lid, and put it on so the top became concave. Then she put a couple inches of water and a little soap inside, taped an LED light to the bottom and lined the outside with packaging tape- sticky side out so things could crawl up. Three days later, it hasn’t caught anything.
- Rubbing fabric softener around doors/ windows. We don’t normally even buy detergent (I make it), so I certainly don’t buy fabric softener ever. Waking up screaming to the smell of a stinkbug at my head made me desperate, what can I say.
But about the menu…