Miniature Pirate Bug

These bugs can deliver a painful bite to whomever they land on, making them despised by their victims. Pirate bugs are actually available for purchase as pest control and are considered beneficial. During the year they protect crops by eating pests that feed on plants, but come Fall, they start biting humans. While their bites are harmless, they still hurt, and many are surprised that such a small insect can cause so much pain.