Western conifer seed bug

6766.      Can you please help? We just moved into an older Mobile Home. I have found about 12 of these. They are as long as .. From the top of your thumb to the first knuckle. Found at random times through out the day and evening. Bathroom, bedroom and living room. None found in kitchen as of yet. Found on wall and floor. Counter in bathroom. How do I get rid of what ever this is? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Are these poisonous for dogs or cats? Will they hurt my very complex medical child? Thank you! Hebron, Nova scotia. Canada

 

Number 6766.  No worries here – this is a western conifer seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Coreidae). Although harmless, these can become nuisance pests when they enter homes in search of shelter. Click here for more detailed information.