G&T with lime from the backyard tree 🌳
The tree‘s bursting with fruit... and stink bugs. Anyone gone to battle with those whiffy pests? Tell me your tricks! Tried flicking them off but they sprayed me and I ended up with orange pack-a-day smoker fingers 😬😆 #ginandtonic ❤️
Check out those colors! Sometimes the bugs here seem like something out of a sci-fi movie! 🐞
This is a juvenile Stink Bug. I haven’t tried it personally, but apparently if you bother them they will release a terrible smell. 😷
I’m happy he wasn’t too bothered by my papparazi-ing! 📷 .
Bug identification provided by my herpatologist friend @jimcordoba
2 years later and I’m still scarred for life from this guy...I still can’t use hotel coffee makers without looking and wiping them. #stinkbugs#nothankyou if I ever go back here again I’m staying in Detroit. #somewherenear8mileroad
Citrus colours always remind me of Year 8 and 9 in high school & shopping at Cinch. 🧡💚🧡💚🧡💚 My friends and I had some very hot ensembles from there in oranges and greens....worn with tensil wide legged pants. HOT⠀
These bugs were all over a kaffir lime tree so the citrus vibes make sense. 😅 I think they’re stink bugs (please correct me if I’m wrong!). They have a cool defence mechanism where they put their antennas and legs together to make a cross shape - mimicking a lot of spiders in the area. Nature is awesome, hey. 😁⠀ #natureisawesome#bugsarecool#macrobugs#lookcloselyattheworld#citrus#90sfashion#showingmyage
Got stink bugs? Make sure when you catch them to not crush them! This can emit their unpleasant odor and possibly attract even more to that area. Secondly, it is advisable to seal up your home as best you can. Place screens over your windows and vents, and seal up your cracks and crevices that allow access to your home for these flat bodied intruders!
Mad About Science: Western Conifer Seed Bugs
You’ve probably never called them by their actual name. Let’s be honest, we all know them as stink bugs. This is accurate, because they are bugs that stink when you startle them, but actual stink bugs are a different family of bugs altogether.
Every September through October, we become overrun by these stupid things. They get everywhere. In your car, all over your doors and windows, into your computer. Heck, I have found them in my food before. Of course, you can’t do anything about them, because as soon as you offend them your nostrils are assailed by that awful acidic stench.
They actually feed on the sap of conifer cones, which permanently damages the cones. This causes substantial damage to Douglas Fir populations, especially in places where the bugs begin to outnumber the cones of the trees they feed upon. Unfortunately for the trees, humans have been unintentionally helping these stinkers move to new feeding sites.
Our houses don’t make cones, though. Why do they flock to our homes? Once the temperature drops enough in September, they instinctively seek shelter for the winter. Our homes are warm, and the bugs are small enough to fit into cracks and crevices that are well insulated, increasing their odds of surviving to usher in a new wave of irritating insects the following year.
Want to know more? How to get rid of? Article Link in bio.
Again... #stinkbugs @ office... Could #stinkbug be your #poweranimal ? Seems it could. "Stink bug medicine allows you to read between the line and see what is clogging your progress. It also shows you what to shed as being non-useful and what direction to proceed. If a stink bug has made an appearance in your life, pay close attention to new ideas that may occur."