Generally harmless to humans, Boxelder bugs are nuisance pests, as they gather in large numbers on the warm walls of a home or business.
The boxelder bug gets its name from its favorite food, the boxelder tree. If you’re having a recurring infestation of boxelder bugs near your home, check your property for boxelder trees and consider having them removed. They also prefer white surfaces in full-sun exposure when the weather cools. They will also find shelter in cracks. Use weather stripping, caulk, and tighten screens and doors to prevent them from finding their way into your home. If you’re catching fish at Sego Prairie Pond, feel free to allow your children to catch a boxelder bug, too. Boxelder bugs do not bite, sting or pinch. For powerful boxelder bug control, contact us today.