Western Conifer Seed Bug

Stink Bug
December 20, 2009
This bug shows up at my parents house (the house is in a wooded area) every fall. They are pretty flat bugs and seem to crawl into the house under doors and windows. We find hundreds of them around. No one we’ve ever talked to can seem to identify them. Not even exterminators. We call them a “stink bug” because they give off a relativley fowl spell if you step on them.
I would be happy to give you more details if you need. Thank you!
Rob Peterson
Minnesota – Subberb east of the Twin Cities – Stilwater, MN

Western Conifer Seed Bug
Western Conifer Seed Bug

Hi Rob,
The Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, often enters homes when cold weather arrives so that it can pass the winter in hibernation.  It is a benign species that will not harm your home, your furnishings, your pets nor you.

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