Assassin bugs are found throughout North America.
Assassin bugs are general predators that help suppress populations of flies, beetles, caterpillars, and other insects.
Adult assassin bugs are somewhat flattened, oval, 1?2 to 1 inch long, with long, narrow heads and stout, curving beaks. Some have an elaborately flared or sculptured thorax. They may bite when handled; some species squeak. Nymphs are similar to adults in appearance, but smaller and wingless. Some are brightly colored; others camouflage themselves by sticking debris or trash to their bodies.
Getting Them on Your Side
Assassin bugs are naturally present in most gardens, so simply avoid using pesticides.