Bug identification - should I be concerned?

Asked January 14, 2021, 2:22 PM EST

Hello, I live in North Portland and I recently found what I believe is a Western Conifer Seed Bug in my living room. I’m hoping you can confirm the bug identity and give me more information. Could this bug be harmful to my home? Is there a chance of an infestation? Should I seek help from an exterminator? Is this bug native to the area or might it have come into my home via our Christmas tree from Morrow County?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

You can relax.

Yes, it's a conifer seed bug but it won't damage any people, pets, or structures at your place. If they're indoors, release them outdoors.