I've had an ongoing battle with stinkbugs here at my house.
It began a couple years ago. We had no experience with these ugly insects until visiting my daughter in Pennsylvania over the past fifteen years where they had been migrating from the south. They are rather disgusting creatures, flat beetle type bodies that don't fly as much as they dive bomb and land with a thud. I can always tell when one is in the room by the sound of it landing on something. Yuck!
Well three years ago when the Pennsylvania family came to visit they brought at least one with them and they've been with us here ever since. In reading about them I've discovered that they used to be confined to the more southern states but now are continuing their migration north. Very few people here even know what they are and some have no idea what I'm talking about when I mention them, but here at my house, they are settled in.
The reason I even mention them is that when I came into my home office yesterday morning I could feel the heat on and there was a faint smell of....stinkbugs. Their odor is disgusting. They emit this scent when they are threatened and usually I can take a tissue and gently pick them up and flush them down the toilet without having to deal with the smell, but if they are crushed or otherwise harmed look out. My guess is that there were some around the radiator out here in the office and when the heat came on for the first time they got fried. And thus, the smell. Its not easy to vacuum under this desk and around the old cast iron radiator so I can't even see if there are dead ones there. But I'm pretty sure there are.
And thus continues the stink bug battle...