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Box Elder Bug

Box Elder Bug

How Do I Get Rid Of Box Elder Bugs?

If you are suspecting a problem with box elder bugs, call the professionals! Attempting incorrect control methods can make your pest problem larger! Dead insect bodies can attract other beetles. Call Wildlife Management Services today. We will get rid of your problem quickly!

Inspection

Wildlife Management Services will conduct a thorough inspection of your home to identify where the pests are entering. Once identified, your technician will create a plan of action.

Removal

One of the best methods of removal is to use a vacuum. Your technician will get rid of the box elder bugs around your home, and dispose of them correctly.

Prevention

  • Seal cracks and crevices
  • Repair window/door screens
  • Install door sweeps

How Do I Locate Box Elder Bugs?

Appearance

  • Black with red/orange markings
  • 1/2" (11-14 mm)
  • 6 legs
  • Elongate-oval, somewhat flattened

Where?

Box elder bugs are commonly found around homes, sheds, and garages in the fall. Great evidence of a box elder bug infestation is when they are spotted as they leave their winter hideouts and get back to the outside.

Box Elder Problems

  • Fecal material stains
  • Odor when crushed or roughly handled