Since trees are a boxelder bugs favorite hangout, this makes parks like Horseshoe Park an ideal place for boxelder bugs to call home. Boxelder bugs to not bite, sting or cause diseases. They are a nuisance though, as they like to invade homes and buildings and can even stain light colored surfaces. They can also emit a foul smelling odor when crushed or handled roughly. Therefore, you might want to consider New Plymouth Boxelder Bug Control as a part of your yearly household maintenance.
Characteristics: Boxelder bugs get their name from the fact that they are often found on or near boxelder trees. They are easily identifiable by their black coloring with red or range markings on their backs. They are about 1/2 of an inch in length when they are full grown. Boxelder bugs like to invade homes during the winter. Therefore, they are most commonly seen in the fall or spring when they are coming and going from their winter hideouts. Boxelder bugs will spend their warm summers to trees for feeding and reproducing. Then in the fall they will start congregating on the outside of buildings, particularly looking for areas where the sun is shining. As it comes closer to the cold winter months, they will move back inside to avoid the cold of the winter.
Prevention: The best time to take care of boxelder bugs is in the summer or fall, when they are out of their hiding places in wall voids. It is not wise to attempt to kill them while still inside the wall voids. Doing so can attract other types of beetles that will want to feed on the dead boxelder bugs bodies. During the spring, summer and fall, make sure to inspect your home and seal any cracks or crevices that the bugs might use to enter your home.
To help with your New Plymouth Boxelder Bug Control, contact Get Lost Pest Control. They will spray both inside and outside your house with a product that will keep your home protected for up to three months!