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Making lemonade from the "lemons" that are stink bugs

Postit2 When the stink bug invasion of your home is driving you crazy, and the help that's on the way won't come soon enough, how do you deal with the bugs in the meantime?

Two people we encountered this week have come up with creative ways to do just that.

Mousepad Dan Murphy is concerned about the effect this bug will have on farmers an families, and is glad that RESCUE! has developed a solution. He created StinkyBug.com as a relief outlet to "take a lighter look at this bug that has invaded our land, our homes, and our lives. I don't intend to diminish the severity of this problem," he says, "but merely to raise awareness through humor."

Dan sells notepads, coasters and mousepads that poke fun at the stinkbug problem.

Meanwhile, MaryEllen Henderson of York, PA has turned the hundreds of stink bugs she's collected into jewelry.

Stinkbugjewelry "I take little stink bugs, after they die I laminate them in a small jewelry bezle," Henderson said. "And once I put the bug in, I paint his back and then I laminate, or pour resin over the top so it seals."

Each piece of jewelry is unique. "They do have a little, some patterns on them that I try to incorporate into the design if I can," she said.

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Interested in the jewelry? Contact bellabugs@live.com.

February 15, 2011 | Permalink

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