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#2403720 - 11/14/17 07:18 PM I.D. this bug, in my hotel room..
roadrunninMark Offline
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I had this bug start crawling up my foot in my hotel room, trying to i.d. it. All I can think about is it is one of those that give you "Chaga's disease" and want to bite me like a tick or bed bug. I am in Michigan of that helps... I've been bitten by bedbugs before and don't need to add another blood sucker to the list. Any ideas?


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#2403723 - 11/14/17 07:25 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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Box Elder Bug, some call them Harlequin Bugs, harmless

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#2403732 - 11/14/17 07:36 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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ok, thanks!

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#2403754 - 11/14/17 08:14 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
Box Elder Bug, some call them Harlequin Bugs, harmless



aren't they all grin
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#2403772 - 11/14/17 08:46 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
Box Elder Bug, some call them Harlequin Bugs, harmless


Now those bed bugs on the other hand............ runaway
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#2403798 - 11/14/17 09:47 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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stomp it...all good

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#2403815 - 11/14/17 10:41 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: AeroMonte]
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I am so sick of those damn things, how can they be eradicated once and for all? hammer
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#2403848 - 11/15/17 12:51 AM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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I am so sick of those damn things, how can they be eradicated once and for all?


Good luck! Not going to happen! But they really are harmless, don't bite, don't eat anything important, just a nuisance in that they occupy the same spaces as people sometimes.

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#2404153 - 11/15/17 04:59 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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They probably thrive on bed bugs.
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#2404176 - 11/15/17 05:22 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: Rhinodart]
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I am so sick of those damn things, how can they be eradicated once and for all?

We have a lot of 'em here.
I really have no objection to them, as they leave me alone...

however, those danged Asian beetles.
I still think they are souped up Lady bugs.
They aren't poisonous but bite, stink horribly, and get into everything.
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#2404180 - 11/15/17 05:31 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
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Originally Posted By ScottSmith_Harms
Box Elder Bug, some call them Harlequin Bugs, harmless


As Scott said, they are quite harmless, but this time of year...
(in Michigan anyway) they are a HUGE nuisance. They are, as most bugs do, trying to find warm places to hide out away from cold weather. My poor mother-in-law has those damn things all over the sides of her house during late summer, early fall! runaway
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#2404230 - 11/15/17 07:10 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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I tried about 10 times not to click on this thread... Finally got me...

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#2404464 - 11/16/17 10:18 AM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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They can be a real nuisance here is Iowa as well. It depends on the year. Sometimes they aren't bad but others times their population grows and they end up all over the place. A few years ago there was a huge swarm of them on the south side of my parents house in the fall. Spraying them with soapy water will kill them.
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#2404476 - 11/16/17 10:49 AM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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It's weird we call them Maple Bugs here, maybe that's a Canadian or local thing. Some googling said they are the same thing.

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#2404482 - 11/16/17 11:04 AM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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Now you see why we use those hard to pronounce Latin names to identify insects and all other animals including humans, each species only gets one true name so we can all identify with the same species, the "proper" name for Box Elder Bug is Boisea trivittata and the "common" name is Box Elder Bug (among others).

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#2404499 - 11/16/17 12:02 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: roadrunninMark]
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They are harmless to you, but they take a dump on your siding trim and leave little black dots all over. PITA to get off.


Edited by njmopar (11/16/17 12:02 PM)

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#2404757 - 11/16/17 09:49 PM Re: I.D. this bug, in my hotel room.. [Re: njmopar]
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Not to mention the tiny trails of BEB urine everywhere... mad
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