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What Is A Box Elder Bug?
Small, black insects with distinctive red markings and flat wings, the box elder bug is easily identifiable amongst a mass of insects. They easily stand out and their small size of ½ inch makes them stand out even more. The fact that they only feed on ash, maple, cherry, and box elder trees makes them stand out even more. However, just because these bugs are easily identifiable, it doesn’t mean they’ll be easy to get rid of. If you want to learn how to successfully eliminate the troublesome critter, there’s more you’ll need to understand. Starting with, why you have them in the first place.
Why Are Box Elder Bugs In My Home Or Property?
Boxelder bugs are similar to that of the beetle, as they only enter most homes and buildings seeking shelter from the cold weather. This means you’ll only have to worry about them during the late fall and early winter, but that doesn’t make them any less of a nuisance. That’s what most people know them as, a nuisance. They’ll take up shelter in your walls, cracks, and crevices.
Are Box Elder Bugs A Threat?
Boxelder bugs are purely a nuisance. They do not pose your home, your pets, or you a threat. They don’t bite, nip, or even transmit diseases.
How Do You Eliminate Box Elder Bugs?
While boxelder bugs do not want to be inside the home and are there only to ride out the winter, it doesn’t make them any easier to eliminate. This is why it is best to turn to a pro. We offer box elder bug elimination services along with a variety of other treatments. Whatever type of pest you are dealing with, we can assist.
Can I Eliminate Box Elder Bugs Myself?
Boxelder bugs are a lot more complicated than most people think. They might just be in your home to ride out the winter months, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be easy to get rid of. If anything, it’ll make them harder to get rid of because they are surviving. While there are a variety of over-the-counter treatments and solutions available, they just aren’t the best option. This is because they’ll end up just costing you more money and time in the long run. There are a variety of over-the-counter chemical solutions available for treating box elder bugs, but they just aren’t as effective as the ones the pros use. This is because they don’t contain all the necessary chemicals. The chemicals needed for successful box elder bug treatment require a license and certification to handle and distribute.
Anyone doing so is otherwise doing so illegally. This is just something to keep in mind when you are choosing box elder bug treatment solutions. This is why today’s over-the-counter pesticides just aren’t as effective.
When Will Help Get Here?
Given our understanding of the pest industry and our ability to handle just about any situation, we stay busy all year round. That being said, we are always more than willing to help when and where we can. Just give us a call and we’ll do our best to have someone out at the property within the next 24 to 48 hours. In need of emergency services? We have people standing by for that also. All you have to do is just pick up the phone and call.
Are There Safe Treatments Available?
Pesticides are usually the go-to solution for box elder bugs. This is because they burrow deep into the walls of a property or home. Effectively getting into the walls can be hard without the right chemicals. However, there are now other, alternative eco-friendly options available. Thanks to the advancement in the industry and the growth of technology, there are now a handful of eco-friendly solutions available. The only problem is, these eco-friendly solutions aren’t viable for every situation. We’ll offer these solutions when we can, but they aren’t always an option.
When we do have to utilize pesticides and chemicals, you should be aware that we’ll do so by taking the most precautions possible. In addition to all this, we’ll only use EPA-trained and certified techs to handle and administer the chemicals. We only want the best for our customers and that’s what we are willing to offer. We’ll go out of our way to make you and your family get the best and safest possible treatment.
Can I Prevent Box Elder Bug Infestation?
Boxelder bugs only invade homes and properties during the winter months, but you can see what a problem they can be. While it is entirely impossible to eliminate your risks, you can mitigate your risks. And, this is something we’ll help you do. After successfully eliminating your infestation, we’ll help you devise a prevention plan to prevent bugs from coming back in the future. The best way to start such a prevention plan is by sealing cracks and crevices.