Subject: Bug in guest bedroom
April 2, 2017 6:52 pm
Its been a week since we had company in the guest bedroom. I was cleaning up the bedding and found this bug under the quilt. It was alive and I didn’t see any others. No one has been in this room since our company left. Please tell me what it could be?
Signature: Creeped Out
Dear Creeped Out,
You have nothing to fear. This is a Lacewing Larva, commonly called an Aphid Wolf. It is an outdoor insect that will help rid your garden of Aphids and other unwanted pests. We suspect it is not happy it found itself in your guest bed. Though we have received numerous reports from people who have been bitten by Aphid Wolves (and this includes our own editorial staff) the effects of the bite are quite localized, and limited to itching that might last as long as a week.