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Masked Hunter Identification and Control In Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

REDUVIUS PERSONATUS
REDUVIUS PERSONATUS

Masked hunters are 9/10 of an inch in length and are a dark brown to black color. They have a slender body. Immatures will camouflage by covering themselves in dirt and debris.

Masked hunters can be found in garages, dirty closets, boiler rooms and other dirty, dusty areas. They occasionally enter bedrooms.

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Are Masked Hunters A Health Risk
Are Masked Hunters A Health Risk

Masked hunters can occasionally be found indoors and may bite, even if unprovoked. They are considered a beneficial predatory insect. They do NOT transmit Chagas disease.

Photo to the left by Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

Name:

Reduvius personatus

Diet:

Other arthropods

Impact:

Cause fearfulness because of their bites and their looks.

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How To Prevent Masked Hunters
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  • You can prevent masked hunters by using door sweeps on all doors leading outside or into a garage or storage area.

  • Eliminate other insects that serve as a food source.

  • Vacuum regularly.

  • Change exterior lighting to sodium vapor light bulbs.

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