Stinkbugs: New York's Latest Pest

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Bedbugs are so last decade. The newest pests to invade New York City are stinkbugs, or pentatomoidae, which earned their name due to their rotten cheese-like odor. The Post reports the stinkbugs have arrived in Brooklyn and are spreading fast. Though they do not pose a health risk, the bugs can lay up to 30 eggs at a time, which explains their speedy proliferation.

So if you discover a stinkbug infestation, pest control specialist Robert Macri offers this advice:

"If you smash them, the odor comes out. The best is to pick them up and flush them. The problem is they're hard to catch because they fly."

Yeahhh, good luck with that.

Bugs raise a big stink in B'klyn [NYP]