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Identification: Adult Box Elder Bugs are approximately 1/2' long and black with red/orange lines down the back. Nymphs are typically completely red/orange in color.
Habits: Box Elder Bugs cluster on Box Elder, Maple and Ash trees and feed on the saps they produce. Starting around September through November, they seek suitable structures such as homes and other buildings, in which they can overwinter.
Control: The best method of control for Box Elder Bugs is an exterior application of the structure with a residual pesticide in the Fall, and “spot treatment” of activity areas within the interior. Monroe Pest Control Inc. specializes in riding these insects from your home or business. We offer free estimates and a full warranty upon completion of services!