It’s autumn now and that means that a new pest has come visiting at my house – the hideously creepy, brown stink bug. Do you have this problem, too? These pests are brown, shield-shaped, and emit a foul odor when squashed. And I’ve recently learned that stink bugs have invaded about 29 states in the continental US. Fortunately, these gross freaky bugs haven’t wreaked havoc on anyone in our home, although they usually send me into a screaming frenzy which makes my sons crack up laughing and my husband come running, exasperated with a, “Another stink bug? Can’t you kill them yourself?” The boys have taken to calling the stink bugs “Mommy’s beetle friends.” But I have empowered myself. I no longer will allow those disgustingly ugly freaks of nature to take over MY house or cause me to run screaming to the bathroom where I can bolt the door. I now have numerous 16 inch Giant Flyswatters ready to do battle with the ever present stink bug. Yes, I know the creatures will smell once smashed, but in my opinion, the only good stink bug is a dead stink bug. And the more I smash with no mercy, the less there will be to gain entrance into my stink-free home.