In case you were unaware, I have no love for the insect community. Whether it's Ticks or Stink Bugs, I'd prefer they were all gone. Little multi-legged disease-carrying smelly jerks ruin summer and warmer months. I feel like they're always getting stronger and growing in number but we might have some good news thanks to the Polar Vortex.

I'll file this under "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" category. The Polar Vortex's low-pressure cold swirling winds are no fun but they may have killed off 95% of the brown marmorated stink bug. These stinky invasive jerks invaded the U.S.A. in the 90's and have been invading houses like mine in recent years. Stink bugs are everywhere and unlike ants or flies when you go to kill them or toss them out a window they basically fart on you as a defense mechanism. A Virginia Tech experiment shows the Polar Vortex may have killed off 95% of those stinky Jerks. I'm sure there'll be bad bug news soon enough so let's enjoy this win!