Eco-Wise™ Environmental Services by Wildlife Management Services Wildlife Management Services

Box Elder Bugs / Elm Leaf Beetles

Box Elder Bugs / Elm Leaf Beetles

Identifying Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle Problems

The box elder bug (Boisea trivittata) is a black and red insect. In all stages it is approx. 3/8” long. They are good flyers in the adult stage. The elm leaf beetle (Xanthogaleruca Pyrrhalta luteola) is black and yellow, approximately 1/4 inch long, and the larval stage feeds on elm trees.

Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle Biology & Habits

Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle infestations are invaders of structures. Elm leaf beetle problems may be found during the summer months; however, both the adult box elder bug and elm leaf beetle will accumulate in large numbers inside the structure during the fall and will hibernate in wall voids or attics. Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle problems will become active in warm winter days or early spring. Elm leaf beetles feed on elm trees and are more common throughout the Midwest. In all stages of the box elder bug infestation the bug feeds on elder trees and other related species (such as Maple). Only the adults can fly. Neither will breed inside structures.

Questions To Ask About Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle Problems

  • Have you had this problem before? 
  • Have there been treatments for these before? 
  • Where have you seen them?

Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle Infestation Inspection Tips

Look outside the structure around windows and in crack and crevices along eaves, doors and entryways on the sunny side of the stareas, along cracks, crevices and baseboards.

How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle Problems

Getting rid of Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetles can be tricky since they tend to build their nests in unique places. Our green Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle control experts will assess the Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle problem and any Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle damage prior to using environmentally friendly pest control methods. They will then work with you to establish an effective and long-lasting Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle control plan, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to these potential unwelcome Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle infestations. And because Eco-Wise™ Pest Control’s methods for Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle control are environmentally friendly and organic, there is no concern for your family and pets.

Eco-Wise™ has the knowledge, equipment, and skills to take care of all your Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetle problems and will show you how to get rid of Box Elder Bug / Elm Leaf Beetles for good!

Wildlife Management EcoWise Pest Control Services are available throughout the United States and Canada. If you are not in the Minneapolis area, please call 1.800.274.8837 to find an office near you. We have the professional wildlife management solutions you need!

Areas Covered by Wildlife Management EcoWise Pest Control Services

Minneapolis | St Paul | Maple Grove | Champlin | Brooklyn Park | Coon Rapids

Apple Valley | Eagan | St Louis Park | Still water | Woodbury | Mound | Eden Prairie

Edna | Minnetonka | White Bear Lake | Plymouth | Wayzata | Burnsville

Please call us at 763.392.4333 to schedule your home inspection today.