Location: Catskill MOuntain – Ulster County, NY
September 26, 2012 4:22 am
These are gathering all over my house – inside and outside. Just checked the guest room and they look like a wallpaper pattern on the wall – is this like the ladybug’s attraction my house – something about pheromones or something? Thanks – I’m a fly fisherman and have book marked your site.
Signature: Marc Silag
This is a Western Conifer Seed Bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis. Since the 1960s, they have greatly expanded their range from the Pacific Northwest to include much North America in the northern latitudes. They have also spread to Europe. Western Conifer Seed Bugs will enter homes to hibernate when the weather cools.
October 18, 2012
If I never expressed my thanks to you for helping the ID of those Western Conifer Seed bugs in my house, I do so now.
Much easier to handle a household pest once you know what they can and cannot do.
Thanks so much for writing back Marc. We had a tough day and your kindness is much appreciated at this point.