Transcript for Stink Bugs Move Inside as Temperatures Drop
Now to infestation nation. As the temperatures drop, nasty stink bugs are moving inside hiding in attics and walls waiting for spring and if they have n reached your area just wait. These things are spreading. Abc's john schriffen is on the story. Reporter: They're creepy, crawly and not to mention stinky. There's millions of them. It's the worst thing I've ever seen in my life. Reporter: This man says he's tried everything to keep these pesky stink bugs from overrunning his home in northern virginia. Stomp them and they'll hit you with a pungent blast. Spray or sweep them and they just keep coming back. It's gotten so bad, some days he has to change his clothes in the garage before he can go inside. It's the whole neighborhood is covered. Everybody up here has got the same problem. Reporter: It's not just virginia. This guy in pittsburgh can't seem to catch a break either from his home to his car, even his hat. I've tried some of the off the market traps and different sprays which did nothing for us. I mean the bugs just laughed at them and they keep coming. Reporter: Even worse, they're spreading. More than half of the country has already got a whiff of these little buggers. This year, five who are states have been added to the list bringing the total to 38. The biggest problem area, the mid-atlantic, 59% of people in the nation'sal have had a beef with the bug. Compared to 21% as the national average. The good news, they won't sting or bite. The bad news, they eat everything in sight. Researchers say it could be the biggest threat to farms or your garden in the past 40 years. Now, there are some tips to keep these stink bugs outside of your house. Ex-experts say it's important to seal up cracks around doors or windows and because the bugs are attracted to light, limit the amount you shine outsidement now, if they do get in, one of the most effective tooles you can use, a vacuum but it is important to note, once you vacuum, get rid of the bag because they can crawl out quickly. I bet you were psyched with we gave you this assignment. I actually lived in washington, d.C. So I know all about these guys. They're not fun. And they smell. Thank you, sir.
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