Are you worried that your home has been infested with box elder bugs? If so, you likely know it. Box elder bugs don’t just come in small numbers. In fact, many times they come by the hundreds, if not thousands. They’ll often congregate on screens, window sills, and if and when they make it inside they’ll become even more noticeable. If you’re dealing with a box elder bug infestation, it’s best to call a box elder bug treatment company like EcoTech as soon as possible. We have years of experience helping homeowners in the Twin Cities Metro area take back their residences from pesky critters like box elder bugs.
In this blog we’ll cover some of the frequently asked questions that we often receive related to box elder bugs.
What is a Box Elder Bug?
If you’re not familiar with a box elder bug, they are typically flat, with an oval shaped body that features six legs, two antennae and wings. Adults are typically black and red, while an immature nymph has a more distinct red color. Typically box elder bugs will grow to be roughly 1/2 inch in length.
Can Box Elder Bugs Bite?
You may not realize it but box elder bugs can actually use their mouths to pierce the skin and leave a series of red bumps.
What Type of Damage Can Box Elder Bugs Cause to Your Home?
Box elder bugs can stain curtains, drapes, clothing, furniture and any other fabrics because of their reddish-orange droppings.
How to Keep Box Elder Bugs Out of Your Home?
The most important way to keep box elder bugs out of your home is to do regular inspections to close up any holes that could be allowing them to get inside your home. Use caulk, or spray foam to close up any small holes that you find to ensure that box elder bugs and other pests can’t make their way into your home or business.
What Attracts Box Elder Bugs Into Our Homes?
Box elder bugs like to be warm just like us, which is why they often seek warmth during the winter months. This means that they try their hardest to make their way inside our homes to find a warmer spot during the cold Minnesota winters.
How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bugs?
If you’re experiencing a box elder bug infestation, feel free to reach out to EcoTech today by phone at 763-785-1414. We’ll be happy to come to your home to get rid of all the box elder bugs that are attempting to use your home as their mating ground. We’ll use our experience and organic product line to get rid of these pests once and for all.