There were 7 of these in my bedroom yesterday.
People commonly refer to this insect as a “stink bug.” Although it does have an odor, “stink bug” is not its true name. Its technical name is Western Conifer Seed Bug.
If you have a home in an area with coniferous trees, at one time or another you have probably had a run-in with this creature. This variety is common in the Midwest and can be found up to 1" long. When squashed or startled, a very strong odor emits from the thorax.
The best technique that we have come up with for dealing with them is to grab a piece of toilet tissue, hold your breath, lightly grab the bug, run to a toilet and flush the bug and tissue. Leave the room quickly and don't breath until you are out of the area between the bug and toilet. This is not for the squeamish, but it is preferable to the worst case scenario.
The worst case scenario is to roll over onto one of these bugs during the night.
Eww!! Eww!! Eww!!