Growing up in northern Illinois, I remember my grandma getting these bugs all over the outside of her house in late summer. For some reason, they weren't that gross, as opposed to other slimy bugs. We had the same "infestation" when we move up to Minneapolis. Once again, late summer on the west side of the house, you would find them basking in the sun. Living in the St. Louis area in Missouri, I haven't seen one of these bugs yet. Not sure if it's our brick exterior, or just that we're that much further south. I guess I'm not complaining.