From the monthly archives: "August 2015"
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Subject: Strange Arthropod
Location: El Paso, TX, USA
July 30, 2015 3:14 pm
Hello Mr. Bugman,
My mother sent me picture and asked if I knew what kind of “bug” it was. She was pretty creeped out, since it looks so wild and crawls all over the outside of her house, but so far has not strayed far from that location. For the life of me, I couldn’t think of anything that looks like this besides Cambrian era arthropods (haha), so I was hoping I may have luck with you. If not, don’t worry about it!
Signature: Francisco

Mantis Ootheca

Mantis Ootheca

Dear Francisco,
This looks like the Ootheca or Egg Case of a Preying Mantis, and it also appears that it has already “hatched” releasing several hundred tiny, predatory Mantises into your mother’s yard where they will help to control insect populations.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: I need to know what this is
Location: East central Wisconsin
July 30, 2015 8:13 pm
I need to find out exactly what this bug is. I’ve done all the things my landlord told me to do to get rid of them, and i just found this one… i just want to make sure she was correct with what she told me it was and what i should be doing to get rid of them. Thank you.
Signature: Frustrated

Bed Bug

Bed Bug

Dear Frustrated,
We don’t know what your landlady told you, but this is a Bed Bug, a blood sucking insect that will bite you in your sleep.  If there is one Bed Bug in your apartment, chances are there are more.  Bed Bugs can be very difficult to eradicate, but our suggestion is that you take immediate action.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination