If my thinking is incorrect I offer an apology
I am told the study of bugs is known as entomology
So if that’s true I’m wondering where all those experts are
For the marmorated stink bug has returned from fields afar
They’re clinging to the screened porch and the doors that lead outside
The windows are no safer, for into their seams they hide
They’re propagating with ferocity, their will to live intense
The bugzooka has been broken with its suction rife with dents
I’m thoroughly disgusted, by their armor and their shell
By their asserted squatters’ rights which are making my life hell
Please understand it’s viral, like an insect form of MRSA
These bugs are killing my morale instead of vice versa
88 thoughts on “An Ode To Entomology”
Those are some scary bugs.
They are SO gross and have no redemptive value whatsoever..
It would be great if there was a really gorgeous bird that loved to eat them…
No kidding – I would consider any bird gorgeous if it wanted to eat them..:-)
Oh no! Bugzooka died??
YES!! We just ordered another one – but it will take up to a week to get here..we are truly under siege..GROSS!!!
I am sorry for the invasion and the havoc it brings with it and while they are quite ugly and I feel for you – I do – your ode makes me smile. Perhaps buy a cheap bottle of toilet water to combat them. My version of fighting fire with fire. Wishing you luck and wishing I was there to aide you in your mission (should you decide to accept it). What a visual – the two of us, dressed in combat garb, versus an army of stink bugs! 🙂
There is NO way I’m going to suit up with you to fight these insurgents. And if you saw them in their abundant glory, you wouldn’t put on any Private Benjamin gear either – it just makes you feel like they’re crawling all over..;-)
Point well-made my dearest friend. Maybe after a bottle, or two, of wine they’ll look more attractive 😉 And, that’s a visual I like – each of us with our own bottle and a straw. Miss you.
Maybe after a bottle of wine we’d laugh about it…but before then – it’s sheer revulsion..I miss you too..xo
If only you could slay them with your words…because, wow, now it’s me in awe of your rhyming prose! And oh my are you right, they are gross ! I like your friend Jo’s idea…cheap bottle of toilet water, combat garb and then get a nice bottle of vino for the after party. Oh I hope they depart soon… xoxo
I would like to drown them in Jean Nate!! But they are so gross, I wouldn’t imagine anyone I know willing to do battle with these yucksters. It’s insane..I never look forward to cold weather but we need a b-i-g chill..xox
OMG Jean Nate..that’s hilarious!! I never look forward to cold weather – either. Ever.
We will hit 99 this week though, so at least a cool down would be nice…but never cold. Ok sending bug flying thoughts your way… xoxo
Thanks sweets – all bug eradicating thoughts are welcome..and in turn I wish you cooler, but not cold weather..xox
Hehehe – too funny! Ugh, that amount of any bug, especially one that is rather unpleasant looking, does not sound like a good time to me.
It is really not a good time – they offer nothing to nature at all. Sigh…
ROAL….MIMI this is freaking hilarious! And for my personal taste, Jean Nate? Really? Not sure which is worse! But for the bug factor alone…this rocks!
Thanks Rhoni!! I was trying to come up with a cheap toilet water for armor – something that could turn them off as much as their stench turns me off..Happy it got your giggle bone..xo
OMG..giggle and nostalgia in the same post!
And pretty accurate too, right?
My father’s undergraduate degree was in chemistry and his graduate degree was in entomology. He spent the bulk of his career in the agricultural chemical business. Yes, pesticides, back in the days when we all still loved them 😉 Were he alive, he’d be happy to tell you what to use to get rid of your problem. He had an odd sort of love/hate relationship with bugs.
I think he would have definitely appreciated the hate/hate relationship I have with these stinkers..:-)
I have an entomologist in my family too! My youngest uncle on my dad’s side has been studying and collecting bugs ever since he can remember. I will have to print this out and send it to him.
I hope he enjoys the poem 🙂
I send you triumphant thoughts of eradicating them quickly, easily and without their stink! UGH! I dislike those bugs so much!! My heart goes out to you!
Thank you – I swear I get those involuntary shivers every time I see them..and they are obscenely prolific!! Yuck!!
So sorry you’re enduring the bug siege!
Well, if there’s comfort in numbers – I am definitely not alone! (well, neither are the stink bugs..;-))
Stink bugs not something I have seen before but if they stink I am pleased that I have not encounted them………….
Be very pleased!!
Freshly Pressed for Stink Bugs. Who would have thunk it! Congratulations Mimi. Well deserved!
It hasn’t even gone up yet I don’t think!! But thank you friend, thank you. I still think it’s strange that there is even a path from stinkbugs to Freshly Pressed . But I’ll take it! And am happily surprised!
That what was fun. Thank you. I love the photo at the bottom too. I hadn’t seen a stinkbug in decades. I guess you got them all. Thank you for that too. And my condolences. Good luck in encouraging them to go visit someone else.
Sigh..would that we spoke the same language..the ungrateful squatters..;-)
Having the same problem only indoors with carpet beetles. The carpet is fine. They eat old books, have lots, and my expensive wool thread for the next beautiful hand knitted sweater. I have to keep the yarn in the freezer. The spray will probably kill me before they are gone. There’s no way I could write a poem about them. Anybody have ideas for their demise?
I wish I had some ideas..Though Andy did spray the hell out of the porch with some success.. Carpet beetles, huh? They sound equally distasteful. I can’t abide by guests arriving unannounced with no intention of leaving.
“The windows are no safer, for into their seams they hide.” Gah, so true. I once opened my bedroom window and a boatload fell onto my bed. The horror!
Great poem by the way 🙂
Oh that’s just wrong…on so many levels. How presumptuous of them to think it would be acceptable to fall onto your bed! Another reason for my disdain. 😉
What an ode! My husband is an entomologist and I hear about stinkbugs almost to ad nauseum! I have to send him a link to this. My office was overrun with them last week. They look like something from Mad Max as they careen around the room. Great fresh press!
Thank you so much!! I wonder if these stink bugs are driving him as crazy as they’re driving me!! I think your analogy is great – they do look like they spilled out of a Mad Max movie.
I think we should appreciate them! After all they are also god’s creation, just like us!!
That’s true..I wish I were a bit more evolved..
Your blog is too funny. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for coming by!
I haven’t seen a stink bug since I left Cali. I love the last picture too, it makes my Monday a little brighter!
If it made your day a little brighter, then all the better!! Thanks for stopping by Jeremy!
Whoa…those are some disgusting bugs
They really are…no redemptive value whatsoever. 😉
hm I do like penguins though haha that was the only one that wasn’t disgusting
This ode was lovely to stumble upon! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for stopping by!
Moth moth why doth thou both er me so? O! I know! You flitter in my lights you flutter like little manic kites round and round without a sound you eat my clothes why doth thou so compound my woes?
Now THAT’s really good!
so much awesome. love starting my day with some poetry! x
Thank you! That’s very generous praise..
Yuck, I hate bugs!
Such a funny and tasteful way to express that “grossed out” sensation we all feel when we see a hoard of bugs approaching! Is it just me, or have their been more bugs this year due to the hot weather?
Thank you – and that feeling is truly gross, you’re so right! It sure seems like there have been more bugs around this summer. And though I love the summer, I am prompted to shout ‘come on fall’!
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You are funny. Smiling 🙂 I don’t like bugs!
Me neither! 🙂
Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!! May bugs of a very different variety descend and knock at your door Mimi! 😀 Definitely an omen to great and wonderful things! Hugs, Sharon
Really?? Stinkbugs are good omens? OMG!! Thanks Sharon! But really, if they portend all good things, I need no more bugs – we are clearly rife with good tidings! Hugs, m
Hehehe…oh my dear Mimi, reading back my comment to you, it does sound like I had wished another truckload of bugs on your door!!! 😀 Oh no never!! I was trying to sound poetic *roll eyes* and draw the analogy that just as you’ve been visited by a torrent of bugs, my wish is that this blog will be visited by an even greater crowd of readers blessed by you. HUGS, Sharon
I’m laughing…I appreciate the clarification, though I did know that you meant, I KNEW you meant something kind!! hugs, m
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Thank you very much!
You are welcome madam…I am just learner…..currently i have tried harder and harder to start learning English language..while i share my activity in East Nusa Tenggara….and also bloging…
It would seem that you are doing quite in your efforts to be bi-lingual – congratulations!
Mimi, I missed this one and this is the one the FP fairies chose! I was WONDERING when they would finally find you!!!! I like this post, but I love reading your widsom on a daily basis. Congrats on the FP, my friend!! 🙂
Thanks Jenni!! It struck me as an interesting choice, but it’s pretty fun nonetheless!! 🙂
Mimi congrats on being Freshly Pressed. With all the wonderful topics you have written, you write a stinker and it gets FP. 🙂
Doesn’t that just beat all Keith? Too funny! Thank you for the kind words and friendship..
a “stinker” indeed Mimi, how very cool! warmest best wishes …
Thank you Anake..btw, I nominated you for an award a couple of posts back – just ’cause I think your blog is awesome!
You sent me back in time. Our yard was infested with ticks. They look too much like these guys. Your second picture says it all.
These are way bigger than ticks – but just as gross..Sorry to evoke those kinds of memories!!
Basically I love this.
Thank you so much – basically..:-)
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Just thought I’d share this, pretty funny…
Thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it..