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Bedbugs are So Last Week

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Watch out bedbugs, there's a new Pentatomoidea in town. Stink Bugs are the new bedbugs—at least, according to Time magazine. "Bedbugs are so five minutes ago. There's a new intruder infesting the Middle Atlantic states: the stinkbug. Seeking warmth for the winter, they're crawling into homes, offices and hotels, and hitching rides in trucks, buses, even your handbag. Unlike the bedbug, the stinkbug, thankfully, doesn't bite. To humans, they're actually harmless; they don't spread disease or destroy your property." Anyone find a stinkbug in your Birkin? Let us know in the comments. [Time]