Exterminate and Get Rid of Box Elder Beetles
Box elder beetles feed principally by sucking juices from the box elder tree but are sometimes found on other plants. They do very little damage to the trees they attack, but at certain times of the year, they can become a nuisance.
Box elder beetles develop by gradual metamorphosis, from egg to nymph, then to adult. When box elder beetles build up to large populations and invade a home they are usually pests only by their presence, although their piercing-sucking mouthparts can sometimes puncture the skin, causing slight irritation.
Adult box elder beetles will enter structures into the fall, seeking winter shelter. They seek shelter in protected places such as houses and other buildings, cracks or crevices in walls, doors, under windows and around foundations, particularly on the south and west exposures. Box elder beetles can come out even during the dead of winter when it is cold outside and the sun is shining. They will then emerge in the spring to seek out host trees on which to feed and lay eggs.
Box elder beetles can come back fairly often and are a perfect pest candidate for our Maintenance Package. Learn about WildWoods Pest Control Maintenence Package.
At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Many of the varied neighborhoods in the Portland area each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective extermination solutions to all your box elder beetle issues.
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IMG SRC: By Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA – Eastern Boxelder Bug, CC BY 2.0