New Bugs

A few days ago these new bugs showed up out of nowhere, and now I see a bunch of them every day.  What are they?

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Posted by Anthony on 3 replies


01. Sep 6, 2008 at 09:30pm by Kimberly:

I think that they are Eastern Boxelder bugs, Boisea trivittata:

Now, how can we keep them out of the house? Along with the creepy million leggers?

02. Sep 6, 2008 at 09:33pm by Laine:

Unfortunately, I think you have been invaded by boxelder bugs.  They are a horrible nuisance but they do not bite.  It will seem like they take over your home if you do not attack them aggressively however.  Google "boxelder bug" and there is a lot of information.  Here are two places to start.

03. Sep 10, 2008 at 10:04pm by Anthony:

I’m not sure why, but I totally don’t mind these bugs at all.  In general, I wouldn’t say I’m scared of bugs, but I certainly always kill them on sight.  But these guys, I don’t know, they just seem so friendly.  They walk around slowly, with their two antennae pointed way up and wiggling around.  They’re like a cartoon version of a normal bug.

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