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What Are Box Elder Bugs?
Box elder bugs are black insects that fit into the overwintering pest category. Boxelder bugs are black with unique red marks on their flat wings. Most of these bugs will reach half an inch in length. As the name suggests, box elder bugs primarily feed on Box Elder trees. However, they’ll also accept Ash trees, Cherry trees, and Maple trees.
What Causes Box Elder Bugs?
As mentioned above, box elder bugs are a member of the overwinter pest category. This means that they’re going to try to enter your home in late summer because they want to stay away from the harsh winter weather. As the temperatures drop, they’ll present more problems as they try to enter your home through cracks, gaps, and crevices. When spring arrives and the temperature rise, box elder bugs will return outside, and you’ll likely see them in large numbers.
Are Box Elder Bugs Dangerous?
Thankfully, box elder bugs do not pose any known risks to humans or pets. You shouldn’t have to worry about that, but you will need to worry about the bugs turning your life upside down. They’ll damage your home and annoy you and your loved ones. Box elder bugs are not dangerous to humans, but you need to remove them from your property promptly. Otherwise, you’ll have a mess to clean up when the temperatures in your area rise. Contact our office to learn more about removing box elder bugs from your property.
Getting Rid Of Box Elder Bugs
Box elder bugs know how to hide in dwellings exceptionally well. As a result, trying to get rid of them won’t be easy. You’ll need to know where they’re hiding and how to reach them. There is always the option of hiring a professional exterminator like us. We have years of experience dealing with box elder bugs so we can get rid of them efficiently.
Eliminating Box Elder Bugs Myself
The box elder bug treatment process is complex and difficult. Plus, it might be dangerous if you use the wrong chemicals or misuse them. Are you willing to take this risk, or is it something you would rather avoid? You also have to understand that many DIY techniques are ineffective and won’t kill all of the bugs. To tackle this problem, call us. We offer cost-effective box elder bug removal services with a lightning-fast turnaround.
When Can You Begin?
Contact us to begin scheduling an appointment with one of our exterminators immediately. You can expect one of our professionals to reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Box Elder Bug Treatment Safe?
Our company thoroughly trains its exterminators to ensure that they’re going to provide safe solutions and rapid results. We’ll make sure that you’re not exposed to dangerous chemicals that could make you sick. We only use EPA-registered products that are deemed safe around people and pets. If you need to leave the home, our exterminator will let you know.
Preventing Box Elder Bug Infestations
Living in Buffalo means you’ll likely encounter box elder bugs in the future. Well, remember that box elder bugs are overwintering pests, so they’ll try to enter your home in late summer. To prevent them from sneaking inside, make sure your home is sealed from the outside. Deal with any cracks and crevices so the bugs won’t find a way inside.