If you think this has been a bad year for stink bugs getting into the house, you are not alone.
While I'm not amused by the invasion I think it is funny that websites listing their top ten searches typically list nine current celebrities and then the 10th: "stink bugs."
We seem to have fewer Asian lady beetles entering the house but this year has given us the greatest number of brown marmorated stink bugs yet. They are larger and a bit less pleasant to entertain at home.
In the fall and winter 2007-08 we had only a few; this year it is totally different. As I wrote then, caulk is part of the solution--sealing the points of entry keeps them out. But they also can do some damage to crops, and our problem now is that they enter the house at the same time and place we do: through the doors.