Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Bugs infesting my car

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I live in nj. I just got back from my car. Bugs all over crawling on windshield & under hood. They look like a beetle. They do fly. They are black with red stripes?
What can I do!

Answer
Marci,

Can you post a picture?

Jack DeAngelis

This is a boxelder bug, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/boxelder.html for another picture. The bugs are harmless but can be a nuisance if they get indoors. In future please attach images to posted questions rather than e-mailing them separately.

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Jack DeAngelis

Expertise

I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

Experience

20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in Entomology

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