(Dover, NH) - For the past few years, I have seen them around my home, but this year has been crazy.

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These bugs seem to like it when the sun hits the white paint on my garage door. That's where I usually see a bunch of them sunning themselves.  But lately, I have been finding them in the nooks and crannies around my front door, and a few have made their way into my hallway.  This has been a weird summer/fall insect season with plenty of stink bugs around.

Don Briand photo

 

And a month or so ago, I had to deal with a yellow jacket nest about the size of Rhode Island that was under my garage steps.

Don Briand photo

 

Am I wrong to think the insect world is preparing for a long, cold and snowy winter by trying to find shelter indoors?