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I found this bug in my carpet? I found only one but my little one had some bites last night and I am thinking this bug bite him.

I live in central Texas.

Thanks a lot

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Carlos, it looks like a stink bug, otherwise known as a squash bug.  They do try to get into homes, even up here in the midwest, once the weather starts getting warm.  If it is a stink bug, they are harmless, although they do leave an odor when killed.

Have a good weekend.

Mike

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I have been an avid gardener since 1985 and an AllExpert volunteer since 1998. I specialize in soil preparation, seed starting and plant propagation, flowers, vegetables, and general landscaping. I am a strong advocate of the square foot method of gardening and the use of organic controls for pests and diseases.

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