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I think I have a stink bug infestation in my car... I have a mercedes C240 and last year I was living in a wooded area..I often parked on grass and the house I lived in was frequented with unwanted stink bug guests..I began noticing random stink bugs in my car..I would be driving and 1 would walk across the window..I am PETRIFIED of these things..I know they don't hurt you..that is everyone's first response to my griping..I have a phobia of bugs ...always have since I was young..and this is the worst ever..I literally start sweating and get a headache and want to cry ..they make me feel dirty and quite hysterical..it is very embarrassing as I am in my 20s...so it seems ironic almost this is happening to me...ANYWAY back to my story..so I noticed throughout the fall everytime I got in my car I would see 1..if I did not see 1 when I first got in , i would be driving for just a few minutes and one would walk out..I began driving with Raid in my car and would drench it when I saw it and throw it out with papertowls (I know Raid does not kill them but it seemed to stun them or something) I would have to pull over an nearly wrecked several times and would be reduced to tears from this experience..I had the car serviced in November and the guy informed me that when he pulled out the cabin air filters they found "bugs" in them he didn't know what a stink bug was--fro whatever reason but he discribed them and was also disgusted by what he saw so I know it was them...he changed the filters and for months I had peace (and a great smelling vehicle) .
Last week I got in the car and was completely caught off guard..there was 1 just walking across the window in the back..I flipped out and got my father who pulled it out of the car..I had a long drive and was shaken up so I borrowed his car instead of driving mine..my mother went in my car and looked around and said she didn't see anything..so after a few days I decided this was ridiculous and perhaps a random coincidence so I went and sat in my car..I sat there for 5 minutes and saw nothing..I was relieved and felt relaxed so I went in the house and changed for the gym and happily trotted out to my car..I opened the door..and BOOM the little sucker was crawling on my driver side door frame! I screamed ran inside..my mom came out and got it and also looked through my car..in the trunk , all over..she saw nothing..I refuse to drive my car as I know they are in there..I am so upset and have constant anxiety..I realize this all sounds ridiculous but it is greatly affecting my life...(also I would like to point out that because of my fear of these creatures and bugs in general I am always careful to lock my doors tight and keep the windows and sun roof shut) So tomorrow my dad and I are going to take my car to the shop to be looked at and I will explain all this..I am embarrassed to even tell them and I know they won't understand..I don't know if they will even know where to begin looking or what to do to fix it if they did find something..
If anyone out there has a similar problem or any idea of a solution or can suggest how I explain this to the car service shop or anything at all PLEASE let me know..this problem is crippling my life and driving me mad..I am so upset because my car is in excellent condition and didn't really want to deal with or have to sell and get a new one right now but I am starting to think that is going to be my only option...PLEASE HELP ME