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What’s this Bug?
My ex wife has discovered a lot, and I do mean a lot, of these bugs on the side of her house. There are literally hundreds of them. It appears as if the younger bugs have red bodies and as they mature they grow black wings. Any idea what they are?
Thanks,
Stephen Bland

Hi Stephen,
We get many letters regarding large aggregations of Boxelder Bugs. We have also gotten reports that spraying them with soapy water will kill them.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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