Boxelder Bug Control & Treatment

The Eco Certified Approach to Boxelder Bug in Vancouver and Portland uses specifically formulated products to target only the intended pest.  These products are applied in a deliberate manner based on the behavior in order to minimize waste.  Early treatment for an infestation will  also minimize the effect on structures. Naturally, when it comes to pest control for Boxelder Bug, early treatment is ideal and treatment at any stage of an infestation is crucial to avoid serious damage.

Pest Entry: Boxelder bugs seek shelter in protected places. Typical shelter areas include cracks or crevices in walls, doors, under windows and around foundations.

Environment: Boxelder bugs eat a host of plants. However, they tend to favor boxelder seed pods found on female boxelder trees. If there is a female boxelder tree in you neighborhood then the odds of having a boxelder infestation increases.

Reproduction: In spring, the overwintered female bugs lay eggs in the cracks and crevices of the box elder tree’s bark, and the nymphs hatch in a few days. The nymphs grow larger and develop into adults during the summer. They then mate and lay eggs that hatch into the nymphs of a second generation. They become a nuisance outdoors on patios or indoors when they invade in significant numbers.

Health/Damage Concerns: The Boxelder does not injure people or pets but when they come indoors, they can be annoying and may spot curtains, furnishings, and clothing with their excrement. When crushed, they give off an offensive odor.  They may occasionally cause puckering or distortion of fruit in commercial orchards such as pear or kiwi.

 

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