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Boxelder Bugs Guide: Essential Facts & Details

Learn how to identify and manage Boxelder Bugs with our knowledgeable approach, contributing to the well-being of your home and family.
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Boisea trivittata
Identify boxelder bugs

What do boxelder bugs look like?

Boxelder bugs, known scientifically as Boisea trivittata, are easily recognized by their distinctive black and red-orange markings. These bugs are medium-sized, generally measuring around half an inch in length. They are most notorious for congregating in large numbers, especially on the warm surfaces of buildings and trees during the fall as they seek shelter for the winter. In their lifecycle, boxelder bugs progress from eggs to nymphs, which are bright red, to mature adults that maintain red markings on a predominantly black body. These insects primarily feed on the sap from the seeds, leaves, and twigs of boxelder trees, although they can also be found on other species such as maple and ash. While generally harmless to humans, their high populations can become a nuisance, particularly when they invade homes seeking warmth.

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Treatment

How we get rid of boxelder bugs

For Boxelder Bugs, our approach involves a detailed strategy to remove them from your home. We start by identifying their entry points and nesting areas. Then, we apply a combination of sprays and barriers around the perimeter of your property to limit their access and deter them from returning. Inside your home, we utilize tailored treatments to address existing infestations, providing thorough protection throughout. Our expert team tailors the treatment to your situation, providing effective results and peace of mind for you and your family.

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