Sure, you like the mild weather. But how are you liking the stink bugs? I think they're back. After sheltering from the cold all winter - in our homes - they seem to have begun to emerge for the spring booty call. And here's a reminder from the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville:
Don't send the little buggers down the garbage disposal. One of them dropped into our kitchen sink last night as I was finishing up the dishes. He landed two inches from the disposal. So, naturally I disposed of him. I won't be doing that again.
Eric the Red has a special dislike for the brown marmorated stink bug. Here's his latest communique on the topic:
"Bastards are coming out of hibernation in full force. Had one land in our scrambled eggs (while cooking) a couple weekends ago. Now, every time I come home with the boys... every 15-30 minutes I get a toddler scream of "BUUUUUUGGGG!!!"
"I'm not sure what's worse... the bug, or having the crap scared out of me every time [one] of our little ones sees one of these things. And now, every bug is a stink bug. Including the somewhat scarier centipede that was running across their pillow pets, which they incorrectly identified as a stink bug.
"Maybe with a little luck all the stink bugs will come out, and then we'll get a hard freeze and wipe out half of 15 million or so that have been hiding in our houses this winter."
Eric has also been looking at the wind forecasts for Saturday.
"The only other time I've seen a wind field like this in the models were last year's Feb blizzards and also with tropical storms. Things is gonna be a'blowin folks. Maybe it'll blow all the stink bugs into the Atlantic. One can only hope."
Anyone else had an early visit from a stink bug this week?
(SUN PHOTO: Jed Kirschbaum, 2010)