These armored brown bugs are taken over Maine homes, and here's what you need to know.

Even though these small, brown, stinky bugs may seem harmless, they can create many severe issues if they go unnoticed. They are attracted to plants and like to suck out the nutrients, so they are awful for farmers and their crops.

It's the time of year for the invasion of stink bugs!

Have you noticed them crawling up your walls and invading your household?

Just the other day, I'm minding my own business, folding laundry like a responsible adult, when out of the blue, I spot it. The infamous, thick-shelled stink bug. Just chillin' on the wall.

And you know what they say about stink bugs – where there's one, there's likely a whole smelly squad. Sure enough, as I continue my adulting duties, I start seeing them pop more frequently.

It's official. We've got ourselves a stink bug invasion. Laundry folding just got a whole lot smellier.

As temperatures rise, stink bugs are now emerging from their winter hideouts and have begun their journey into the open. Unfortunately for us Maine homeowners, that often means invading our spaces. They squeeze through the smallest of cracks and crevices, finding their way where they roam freely, much to our frustration and extreme annoyance.

It's important for people to stay alert. With their wings and ability to walk, these bugs could easily find their way into your Maine home!

According to Entomology, these babies are most active in the winter and early spring. That's right now.

Did you know that they are similar to bed bugs, but don't bite people? They use their long, piercingly ugly mouthparts to suck out the nutrients from plants, not humans. They are pretty much plant vampires.

They're called stink bugs because they produce a very strong smell, like cilantro, from glands on their bodies.

Dealing with the increasing amount of stink bugs in the spring, it can be a frustrating finding them crawling on our windowsills or find them nestled in our curtains. They can be pretty relentless. However, there are some tricks and tip to get rid of them.

If you don't want to use pesticides, according to Today, you can use garlic and mint help to get rid of them. Another tool is to try to seal up the open spots in your home.

If you have been invaded like a lot of us, make sure to stay calm, and remember that they are only vampire to plants.

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