Doug Inkley, a senior scientist for the National Wildlife Federation, had tens of thousands of stink bugs living in and around his home last year, costing him $10,000 and many potential house guests. This year the numbers have dropped, but the bugs are still there.
March 12, 2012 This year, Doug Inkley keeps a light trap to attract stink bugs in his attic. A stink bug invasion made Inkley’s home almost unlivable last year. “When you find them in your food, in your sink, in your bed, in your hair and everywhere else, it’s a problem,” Inkley said. “I have had people refuse to come over for dinner because they knew about my stink bug problem.” Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo