I live in central Florida. I have a type of bug that doesn’t bite, or make nest, it only crawls, but there are thousands of them. I cut my lawn and the whole end of the house gets covered in them. They are up to about 1 inch long, mostly black with a dark red back and as they grow the red goes underneath. They have 6 leg’s, Is this enough information? I really want rid of them as my wife really has a hard time with crawling bugs. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
They sound like Box Elder Bugs which can be a real nuisance.
Sorry I guess my description needs a little work. There are no stripes, just a red spot that starts on the back then seems to just be around the edges. I am going to try to put 1 on paper then scan it.
Thank You, Doc
The scanner idea isn’t perfect, If you can’t get a better idea from this pic I’ll try another way. Thank you for your pateince, Doc.
Your scanner idea was great. You have squashed Box Elder Bugs, both a winged adult and several nymphs. These bugs are pests, often entering houses to hibernate. We have never been successful in advising our readers how to rid their yards of them. They often form dense aggregations with thousands of Box Elder Bugs, adults and nymphs, forming colonies.