Two Spotted Stink Bug from Canada

Subject: Beetle
Location: Alberta
February 23, 2014 1:14 pm
Hello I just found this beetle in my master washroom what is it? And should I be worried I have a 3 year old and I’m pregnant. Please let me know
Thank you
Signature: Joanna

Two Spotted Stink Bug
Two Spotted Stink Bug

Dear Joanna,
We are certain that being pregnant and having a three year old is cause enough to worry, you need not be troubled by this Two Spotted Stink Bug,
 Perillus bioculatus. While this is a predatory species and it might bite if carelessly handled, it is not aggressive towards humans and the bite would cause little more than localized discomfort.  According to BugGuide:  “Bold pattern is distinctive, though color variable.”

Thank you:) I still hope I don’t find anymore. I assume it came through the sink or something.

When the weather cools, Stink Bugs sometimes enter homes through gaps in windows and other tiny spaces so they can hibernate.

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