A couple years ago, I was at my parents' house in PA when I saw my mom tip toeing across the living room with a piece of duct tape. Turns out it was her solution to removing stink bugs. They were popping up all over their house.
Stink bugs are exactly what you think they are. If you squish them, they put off a strong, foul smell. Even if you startle or scare them they emit the odor... making it tough to just toss them outside without geting the stink. There are warnings against vacuuming them up because then you can't get the scent out of your vaccum. Hence the duct tape method.
Stink bugs are not native to the US. They used to only be in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. They were "accidentally" introduced to the US. Whoops... dropped a stink bug! They were first found in Allentown, PA in 1998.
This year I have started to see them in our house and I'm seeing friends on Facebook in the same situation. I guess they have finally migrated north.
Stink bugs don't bite or sting but they are a threat to farm crops. And once they get in your house they are a nuciance. I saw Wyatt chasing one and I thought, if he chomps on it, that will be the first and last time. Note to self - pick up some duct tape at the store.