If you’ve spotted a mouse, cockroach, or other highly unwelcome visitor in your home, we certainly feel for you. But here’s a reality check: It could have been much, much worse. From nocturnal flying mammals to slithery limbless reptiles, these extreme pest infestations will make you want to have your home inspected again and again. And again. Just to make sure.
Stinky stink bugs
After a long day at work in October 2012, this guy came home to see that his home smelled to high heaven. The strikingly unpleasant reason: hundreds of stink bugs covering his home. Apparently stink bugs occasionally gravitate toward homes in the fall or winter to hibernate. The problem is, crushing them only makes matters worse.
“Once one gets crushed, then I get that stinkbug juice on me and it attracts, like, a million of ’em,” the homeowner complained. “So they just start, like, bombarding me.” What a stinky way to end the workday.