Summer finally woke up and those stinky “Stink Bugs”

Gonna get in the mid 80’s F. for a week or more. For Russians that will be hot and miserable….this Russified American will agree nowadays. Last year it last about one and a half weeks, then started back down again. I am watching to see what happens this year. We have had some bad years of harsh heat…

I have been in long sleeves and heavy pants so far. We will see what comes and what comes we deal with…

I know the sunflowers will be very happy to have the summer in full swing!

Sunflowers

They are waiting for the morning sun…


Speaking of sunflowers:

The stinkbugs love sunflowers and I do not love stink bugs….so I went to war…

Stink bugs stink…

http://npic.orst.edu/pest/stinkbug.html

The simplest way to deal with them and keep the stink under control?

Dish detergent and water in a sprayer….I read up about what to do and  for some strange reason, everyone raves about Dawn Detergent as a stink bug killer. Why just Dawn Detergent? So I grabbed my dish soap called Fairy Detergent and filled my sprayer with a liter of water and three squirts of Fairy Dust Detergent. Then made sure it was mixed gently to keep foam and bubbles down…

Do not spray everything….just the stink bug and if you can, after doing such a mean thing as spray stink bugs, wash the soap off the leaves. The stink bugs die. I mean within 10 seconds they drop and wings come apart to show the red body under them and cease to exist. Once they drop? I of course give them a good soaking again to make sure that they are officially dead and it also makes me feel better to be thorough….you don’t want no zombie stink bugs, now do you?

Just a cheap sprayer that I bought for 100 rubles, water, cheap dish detergent and not being too lazy…

I mean….it works and so simple…

Mamma and Papa Wagtail watched me and asked, “What you doing?”

I said, “Giving the stink bugs a bath, they stink.”

They said, “I dunno, they don’t seem to like a bath, do they?”

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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