I have discovered a way to rid us of the Stink Bug Plague!
What we need to do is import a bunch of Sugar Gliders and set them up in the wild. Why? Cause they eat Stink Bugs! (My Fritz ate one this morning, now I know why my apartment was never flooded with them like others I know, lol.)
Now, what would you rather have in your back yard? A cute Sugar Glider colony or a swarm of nasty Stink Bugs?
I already know my vote!
Sugar Gliders would be prime candidates for these reasons:
- they're the only animal that I know of that LIKES to eat these nasty bugs
- they DON'T breed in high numbers, so they can't become invasive
- their preferred climate is moderate through tropical
- if we set them up now, more southern states will be better protected against the stink bug swarm
- while they can go into a semi-hibernation state, harsh winters will help control their population
- there are plants here that are harmful to the sugar gliders, also helping with population control
- once our wild gliders are set up we can carefully select a few at a time to help keep our domesticated pool healthy and diverse (no more inbreeding)
- they are not known to carry diseases
- it is rare to have an allergy to them (and is generally caused by bites or scratches, much like any animal)
So, Pennsylvania, do you still want Sugar Gliders to be considered illegal after the many years you've spent with Stink Bugs? And Maryland, isn't one summer with this plague enough? Virginia and south, the time to prepare for the plague is NOW!
What do you think?