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Box Elder Bugs

Description

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.

Habits

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.

Treatment

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

 

Serving Indiana & Surrounding Areas

Aurora, Bright, Hidden Valley, Lawrenceburg, West Harrison