Living Retired — ‘Bugged!’
By Gary Chalk.
Long ago, Hamlet said, “To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
Last weekend, Jan said, “Gary, if you step on stink bugs do the squished stink bugs stink?”
“Jeez Jan, I don’t think I can even say what you just said!”
“Gary, all I am saying is we have to get rid of these stink bugs. We need to step our game.”
“Jan, I believe you meant to say we need to step down our game. These stink bugs are all over our patio. Although I guess if I stepped from the ground up onto the patio, I’d be stepping up our game.”
Jan sighed. “Whatever Gary. Just step on it.”
This all happened last Saturday. For a few days small, brownish-coloured bugs drove us, well, bugs! As fast as I flicked them off the patio door screen they were back. As quick as I whooshed them off the patio furniture they were back. What are they?
I Googled, ‘small brown pesky bugs in October in southern Ontario.’ Up came ‘Ontario insects (1197 found.)’ OMG! I can’t mention to Jan there over a thousand insects that look alike out there!… Read the rest hereRead More