I think I saw some here in California. Do you have any pictures of these bugs?username! said:No they don't bite. They stink like musky cilantro when crushed. They buzz loudly when in flight. They are terrible on crops too.
We also have the Assassin Bug that comes from Mexico. It can cause a tropical disease Chagas. Quite nasty. It was originally thought by the CDC that the Assassin bug could not transfer Chagas in the USA, but what does the CDC know anyway. Their story changes every year.
Anyway, this bug is bad news as it will bite generally around the eyes and cause quite a shiner the morning after.
These Stink Bugs look very much like an Assassin bug to an untrained eye, but theire are differences if one looks closely at the eye, mouth, and head structure.