Subject: bug crawled in my ear at night!
Location: west michigan
April 9, 2015 2:33 pm
Hi I had this bug crawl in my ear while I was sleeping, made my ear bleed and bad inflammation. Any info?
Signature: Bug-eared Bob
You were bitten by an unmasked, immature Masked Hunter, a beneficial predatory Assassin Bug that is known to eat Bed Bugs. The reason we are calling it “unmasked” is that immature Masked Hunters have sticky exoskeletons that attract dust and debris, effectively masking the predator in its surroundings. Adult Masked Hunters are black and they do not attract dust. Though you had a local reaction to the bite, it is not considered dangerous.
Thank you so much!! This was very helpful, and you put my wife at ease when you said they eat unwelcome pests.