What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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Location: Northern California
November 8, 2011 10:59 pm
I have found 2 of these recently on the kitchen floor and one just now crawling across the carpet! I live in Northern California and it is winter time here!
Interesting pattern….but I’d rather NOT find them in my house…
Cockroach or beetle??? Blegh….
Best advice on how to get rid of them?
Signature: Ms. No Thank You Bugs!

Mediterranean Seed Bug

Dear Ms. No Thank You Bugs!,
Sorry for the delay.  We are trying to catch up on unanswered requests.  This is a Mediterranean Seed Bug,
Xanthochilus saturnius, an introduced species that according to BugGuide is:  “Locally abundant in parts of California. Also reported from Oregon and Washington.”

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