Bug infestation

Asked June 16, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT

I have these bugs this year I've never seen before. They're all over my porch! They bit and i Ts very itchy!! What are they and how do I get rid of them?

New Haven County Connecticut insect issues bugs entomology

1 Response

Hello,

This is the plant bug, Taedia sp. It has a piercing/sucking mouthpart to feed on the leaves of many plants, but prefers woody plants. It can be found in woodlands and marshes.
Hand picking or hosing them off of the porch should work as removal remedies. Insecticidal Soap on the ornamental plants will also kill them.

Regards,
Carol Quish