Primary Season: Fall
HOW TO IDENTIFY A BOXELDER BUG
Boxelder bugs are commonly found on or around Boxelder trees, which is where they get their name. These bugs can also be found around maple or ash trees during the spring, summer and fall months. Boxelder bugs will congregate in large groups on the south side of buildings, roofs, trees or rocks to be there when the sun hits. At the end of fall, boxelder bugs will begin their group migration into nearby buildings and homes to overwinter in.
Boxelder bugs grow to around ½ an inch and have a flat, oval-shaped body. Their coloring is dark brown or black with reddish-orange markings along their wings and bodies. Boxelder bugs have six legs and two long antennae.
Boxelder bugs are more of a nuisance pest since they don’t sting or cause disease. However, when crushed or handled roughly these bugs let off a nasty odor, and their feces can leave reddish-orange stains.
If you have a boxelder bug infestation, call Madsen Pest Management. Here’s the process our Madsen team will follow to get rid of your boxelder bug problem:
First, our technicians will perform an inspection to identify the boxelder bug infestation in your home.
IdentifyAfter the inspection, our technicians will identify and create a customized treatment plan to address them.
Boxelder Bug Treatment
We’ll clear your home from boxelder bugs using the best techniques for your infestation.
Annual ControlBoxelder bugs reemerge seasonally. Most likely, you will need yearly or seasonal treatments to help prevent boxelder bugs from becoming an infestation.
HOW TO PREVENT BOXELDER BUG INFESTATIONS:
- Clean debris from around the foundation of your home.
- Trim trees and bushes away from your property.
- Fix or replace torn screens on windows and doors.
- Check seals around the molding of the windows and vents.
- Repair any cracks in foundation, siding, roofs, windows or other areas of the house.
- Make certain entryways and windows are tightly sealed.
- Seal utility openings.