Bug Identification

Asked October 5, 2016, 12:09 PM EDT

can you please tell me what kind of bug this is, my local pest man said it was a stink bug. I do not find that body type when I look on the internet. I am looking to get rid of an infestation. Thank you!

Campbell County Wyoming

1 Response

Hello,

That is a Western conifer seed bug. They spend the winter as adult insect and enter houses and buildings which make them a nuisance pest. Here is an excellent CSU bulletin on them. http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/conifer-seed-bugs-5-588/

Excluding them, if you can find and seal up the entry points into a building, is the best choice.