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Box Elder Bugs


Box Elder Bug is a seasonal pest of building and home exteriors in the spring and fall. This bug has a black elongated shield shaped body with orange red “X” markings across the wing pads and on edges.


Primarily a pest of maple, box elder, and a variety of fruit trees (which they may do slight damage too). These pests congregate in large numbers on building exteriors prior to and after, hibernating for winter (around March and September). They typically congregate to sun themselves on the southern half of buildings. Most attention should be in these areas for prevention or corrective actions.


Caulking and sealing gaps and cracks in siding and around doors and windows is the best prevention.

Pesticide applications can be made as corrective action, if they have entered completely into the structure, which does not occur very often.


Box Elder Bug


Cincinnati & Surrounding Communities

Amberley, Colerain, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Harrison, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Madiera, Marimont, Montgomery, O'Bryonville, Reading, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Terrace Park, West Chester, Wyoming


Northern Kentucky & Surrounding Communities

Bellevue, Burlington, Covington, Crestview Hills, Dry Ridge, Erlanger, Florence, Ft Mitchell, Ft Thomas, Hebron, Highland Heights, Newport, Taylor Mill, Union, Villa Hills, Walton


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Aurora, Bright, Hidden Valley, Lawrenceburg, West Harrison