Milkweed bug

Milkweed bug

5888   Can you identify this bug? It appears in our house occasionally. Can they bite?   We are in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Thank you, M. Berkson

This is a milkweed bug, an occasional invader in homes. They are very similar in appearance to boxelder bugs.  See the comparison here:  http://pestcontrolcanada.com/box-elder-bugs   Both are harmless in your home. They don’t bite, have no stingers and don’t carry disease.