Subject: A pest company couldn’t identify
Geographic location of the bug: Virginia, USA
Time: 02:59 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can you please tell me what this is
How you want your letter signed: Intrigued and Possibly Concerned
Dear Intrigued and Possibly Concerned,
This is a Spiny Assassin Bug nymph from the genus Sinea, and you can compare your individual to this BugGuide image. Assassin Bugs are beneficial predators, though careless handling might result in a painful bite. This is an outdoor species and if it found its way into your home, that was accidental. We can’t imagine calling an exterminating company for insect found outside in the yard as the company would never be able to annihilate everything, so we are guessing you found it indoors.
Thank you so much for letting me know what bug I found. I only contacted pest company for identification purposes as there are kids in my home and need to know what bites. Have a great day 🙂