Triatomine Bug

Asked October 24, 2017, 11:57 PM EDT

I have tried to get a hold of the CDC and the PA department of health for an answer but have received no response now in more than a week....Please someone tell me what kind of bug this is. Is it the Triatomine bug? I have 2 small children living with me and these bugs have been very abundant on and around my home. Even killed a few inside my home. My wife and I are nervous. Please someone let us know what this bug is, thank you

Lackawanna County Pennsylvania bugs

1 Response

I believe these to be leaf footed bugs (Leptoglossus occidentalis) that are common to our area. Extension guides on their life cycle and management:

http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74168.html

and:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in534

Thanks, G.