Boxelder bugs are a common house pest. While they aren't aggressive, nor do they transmit disease, they are a nuisance to homeowners. They spend the majority of their life cycle outdoors but will invade homes during the winter. Once inside, box elder bugs can:
- Stain linens and upholstery with their excrement
- Eat house plants
- Leave an unpleasant, lingering odor if crushed
- Pierce the skin, leaving a small red welt
While not life threatening, these behaviors are certainly annoying and frustrating. Edge provides professional exterminator services, and we can help you terminate these pests.
Boxelder bugs are tiny and oblong with black bodies and red markings. They are easily mistaken for milkweed bugs. If you think you have a pest infestation, give Edge a call today. All Edge locations have an Associate Certified Entomologist on call that will correctly identify your pests. A boxelder bug infestation removal is best left to professionals as these tricky pests can be hard to get rid of. As they only enter homes during the cold months, just using poison is not enough. The outside source of the bugs must be located and measures taken to protect the home from future infestation. The Edge professionals are experts at pest control and ensure extermination at the source.
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Protecting your home from boxelder bugs - inside and out!
The main food source of boxelder bugs is the boxelder tree. Boxelder bugs feed on the seeds of these trees as well as other maple trees, plum and apple trees. These feeding habits can ruin fruit crops and yellow the leaves of trees. Cleaning up the fallen seedpods of boxelder trees helps to reduce food availability to boxelder bugs and keeps the population down. Make sure to seal any cracks in the exterior of your home and edge all doors to prevent boxelder bugs from entering. If you suspect a boxelder bug infestation, don't worry. As the leader in pest control, Edge can address any exterior or interior pest you may encounter.
At Edge, we know how frustrating house pests can be. You and your family should be able to enjoy your home without the nuisance of bugs. Using modern iCap technology, we efficiently and swiftly remove any pest. Our products are safe for pets and children - no need for your family to evacuate while we perform our extermination services. For top quality exterminator services, give Edge a call today for a free consultation.