Box elder bugs are common over much of the United States. Adults are about 1/2 inch long. They are bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back.
Box elder bugs feed principally by sucking juices from the box elder tree, but are sometimes found on plants. They do very little damage to the trees they attack, but at certain times of the year they can become a nuisance. Box elder bugs develop by gradual metamorphosis, from egg, to nymph, then to adult.
Box elders enter your home through the smallest openings looking for shelter. Once they find a comfort, others will join in force. They can swarm by the hundreds entering the home, thru cracks and crevices. They will breach the wall and enter the interior of home. Our team has encountered this many times. Learn more about our unique approach to box elder control below:
Pest EZ will perform a thorough inspection in and around your home, searching for entry points. Inside, we’ll inspect carpet edges, doors, windows, and suspect areas. Outside, we’ll check your foundational walls, not only the bottom of home the top as well. We’ll also inspect vegetation areas, mulch and more.
We provide professional box elder spray in and around areas activity. Labeled pesticide will be used by a certified technician. Interior sprays we use state approved pesticide with people and pets in mind. Finding the source is the best approach to solving the issue. Wall void Treatments and habitat alteration can also be keys to success.
First, we’ll provide a quote to caulk and seal cracks and crevices to prevent exterior box elder from entering your home. Pest proofing your home is a key in long term prevention. Great investment! Next, we’ll carefully apply an insecticide, according to the label around the perimeter and entry-points of your home. Habitat alteration can also be keys to success. Our goal is to keep your family safe and your home earwig-free!
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They seek shelter in protected places such as houses and other buildings, cracks or crevices in walls, doors, under windows and around foundations, particularly on south and west exposures. Box elder bugs can come out even during the dead of winter when it is cold outside and the sun is shining. They will then emerge in the spring to seek out host trees on which to feed and lay eggs.
When box elder bugs build up to large populations and invade a home they are usually pests only by their presence, although their piercing-sucking mouthparts can sometimes puncture skin, causing slight irritation. Adults will enter structures in the fall, seeking winter shelter.
To get your box elder problem under control, a proper inspection is your very first step. This allows us to design a unique program for your specific situation. So please give us a call at 734-802-1234 to schedule your boxelder inspection. Our team is thoroughly trained in eliminating boxelders and will keep these pests where they belong: out of your business and home.