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Habits & Traits of Boxelder Bugs:
Named from the boxelder trees they often frequent, these bugs feed by sucking juices from the boxelder tree. They can also feed on other plants, primarily maple, ash or fruit trees. They emerge in the spring to seek out host trees on which to feed. Due to their diet, they tend to reside in forests and wooded areas.
Boxelder Home Invasions
Boxelder bugs are likely to invade homes and enter buildings in the fall as a winter residence within the structure. They will find their way through any wall voids they can find. While they do not cause much damage to structures, they can leave behind a reddish-orange stain from their fecal matter on whatever material they find to rest on.
Boxelder bugs do not bite but they have the ability to puncture the skin, similar to a mosquito, which produces a red, irritated spot on the skin. While boxelder bugs aren’t dangerous, they are still certainly a nuisance that you don’t want to have in your home. Luckily, our professionals at Abra Kadabra know where to find these critters and how to get rid of them.
Getting Rid of Boxelder Bugs
Boxelder bugs often find their way into homes through small cracks or holes. To prevent these critters from finding their way into your home over the winter, make sure to repair all holes in windows, door screens, seal cracks, etc. If the exterior of your home is sealed, they will be unable to enter.
If you already have a boxelder problem in your home, there are a number of things you can do for temporary relief. We recommend using a vacuum cleaner to remove the bugs, as killing them will leave a stain and an undesirable odor which may attract other species of insects.
For permanent relief, contact our licensed pest professionals at Abra Kadabra. We offer single nest removal as well as preventive packages and are committed to keeping homes free of pests year-round.
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