Boxelder Bug Identification & Prevention

Defeating Boxelder Bug Invaders

Getting rid of boxelder bugs doesn't have to be a struggle as long as you trust in the expert removal services provided by High Country Pest Control.

Frequently Asked Questions About Boxelder Bugs

What are boxelder bugs?

Boxelder bugs are insects that primarily live on boxelder trees but also invade maple and ash trees when possible. They are known as nuisance pests, and you can identify them by their black bodies with orange or red markings along their backs. Boxelder bugs have somewhat flat, oval-shaped bodies and typically grow to around half an inch in length.

Boxelder bug infestations quickly become widespread, which is why proactive professional pest control solutions are the best way to combat these pests.

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Are boxelder bugs dangerous?

Boxelder bugs aren't the most dangerous pests you might encounter but they are a major nuisance when they invade your property. Boxelder bugs leave behind light yellow droppings, which may stain fabrics and other items they crawl over, leading to property damage if an infestation is left untreated. Additionally, some individuals may find that direct contact with a boxelder bug or their droppings irritates their skin, but this is less common.

Why do I have a boxelder bug problem?

Boxelder bug problems typically start when these bugs find maple, ash, or boxelder trees around your property. They will move from these trees to interior areas in search of warm places to shelter, especially if weather conditions outdoors are unfavorable and they wish to hibernate over the winter.

Where will I find boxelder bugs?

Boxelder bugs are most commonly found outdoors on boxelder trees or other trees like maple and ash. If they do start moving into interior areas, you'll find them around windows and doors, seeking warmth or hibernating in dark and secluded areas.

How do I get rid of boxelder bugs?

Get rid of boxelder bugs the easy way by contacting High Country Pest Control for an expert boxelder bug treatment the moment you notice these pests invading your property. Our technicians will provide you with customized solutions that remove all traces of boxelder bugs from your property, so you don't need to deal with these nuisance invaders all by yourself.

Call us now to learn more or get started defeating the boxelder bugs invading your property.

How can I prevent boxelder bugs in the future?

In addition to pest control in Colorado Springs for boxelder bugs, you can follow the tips below to prevent future invasions on your property.

  • Seal up cracks around your property's foundation, windows, and doors to prevent boxelder bugs from slipping into interior areas.
  • Install window and door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps around your property to keep boxelder bugs outside.
  • Vacuum up boxelder bugs you come across instead of squishing them, as this prevents your items and fabrics from staining and prevents boxelder bugs from releasing an odor that attracts more to your property.
  • Seal trash bags containing boxelder bugs tightly and dispose of them promptly in outdoor trash cans with tight-fitting lids to prevent them from escaping and reinfesting your property.
  • Invest in proper boxelder bug control for any boxelder, maple, or ash trees in your yard to stop these pests from being attracted to your property in the first place.

Contact High Country Pest Control right away if you start to notice boxelder bugs crawling around your property, and let our team provide you with expert boxelder bug removal solutions.

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