What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: bugs in my house
Location: Ontario
July 22, 2017 11:35 pm
over the last few days there have been multiple occurrences of these black/dark brown bugs in my home. I have seen one near the bathroom on two separate occasions, and tonight one flew into a table lamp in the living room. I have just been catching them and letting them loose outside, but my girlfriend is worried they may be cockroaches, although I don’t think they are. I am concerned bc our cats are trying to eat them, so I would like to make sure they aren’t any danger to them.
Signature: madelynn

Masked Hunter

Dear Madelynn,
This is a Masked Hunter, a predatory Assassin Bug that has adapted to living with humans.  The immature Masked Hunters have a sticky exoskeleton that attracts debris, effectively masking the insect so it is camouflaged in its environment.  Handle Masked Hunters with caution.  They might bite.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Ontario, Canada

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