Wheel Bugs

Wheel bugs

Wheel bugs are diurnal pests and should be careful not to handle them, they are named so due to the distinctive, serrated crest on its pronotum that in profile resembles a portion of a wheel or gear, A bite from this species is very painful. It is reported as causing intense pain followed by numbness. These bugs are commonly attracted to lights, especially at night, and will travel indoors attracted by indoor lights. Indoors look for small cracks and crevices where wheel bugs may hide, Outdoors inspect yard, garden, landscaping, ornamentals, leaf litter, woodpiles, and yard debris. Wheel bugs prey on other pests and bite can be more severe than a bee sting.