Beware The Stink Bug
If you smell something nasty in your house, don't immediately blame the dog.
These Asian bugs come over on cargo containers that dock in Portsmouth, and escape during the unpacking process.
They fly around outdoors during the Spring and Summer months, and now is the time of the year where they will look for any small opening in your house so they might spend the winter in your walls.
The bugs don't usually let out their stink unless they are touched or feel threatened. But when they do, it let off a tremendous stink.
Homeowners are encouraged to not use pesticides to combat the bugs, but instead seal the walls.