Western Conifer Seed Bug enters home

Subject: Colorful Bug
Location: richmond heights ohio
January 24, 2016 10:17 pm
On the bed, January, in Ohio,
Should I be looking for exterminator?
Signature: letter?

Western Conifer Seed Bug
Western Conifer Seed Bug

In our opinion, in this case an exterminator is a waste of money.  Western Conifer Seed Bugs like the one in your image are native to the Pacific Northwest, but in the 1960s, perhaps due to a major increase in travel, the species greatly expanded its range, now being found in most of North America and most recently being reported from Europe as well.  Western Conifer Seed Bugs frequently enter homes to hibernate when the weather cools.  They will not damage your home or its furnishings and they pose no threat to you or your pets.  They can be an annoyance if they enter homes in great numbers, but they are not breeding indoors.

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