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Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs take their name from boxelder trees, where they are commonly found. Boxelder bugs are native to the western portion of the United States. For homeowners in these areas, boxelder bugs present the biggest nuisance when they enter the home in winter and stay there throughout the colder months. Boxelder bugs are sometimes found in sheds and garages as well as the home.

Boxelder bugs are most often found in warm areas of the house. They protect themselves by living in cracks and crevices where they are sheltered and warm. Boxelder bugs can be a particular problem during the change in seasons, when they can invade homes in large numbers. They like to hide in walls where insulation keeps them safe.

Don’t let box elder bugs invade your home, reach out to the box elder bug removal experts from EcoTek Pest Control today.

Boxelder Bug Prevention and Elimination in Spokane, Washington

Boxelder bugs may be a problem for homes in Spokane, but you can control this problem by working with a reputable pest control company. It also helps to learn a little about boxelder bugs – including what they look like, how they behave, and when you have an infestation. The more you know about these insects, the easier it will be to know when to call for help.

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What Do Boxelder Bugs Look Like?

Boxelder bugs are black with red-orange markings on their back. They have a flat back and oblong, angular bodies, approximately 1/2 inch in length. Boxelder bugs have six legs and two antennae.

Signs of an Infestation

When your home has a boxelder infestation, you’ll notice the insects in large numbers against walls, in door frames and around window sills. You may also see their feces staining your carpeting and upholstery. If a boxelder bug gets squashed, you may see its body or stains from its body on your floor.

Boxelder Bug Prevention

To prevent boxelder bugs in your home, it’s important to find ways to prevent them from entering your home. For example:

  • Inspect windows and doors. Look for cracks in seams.
  • Repair holes and cracks around doors, windows and window screens.
  • Install door sweeps.
  • Weatherstrip windows.
  • Seal cracks and crevices with silicone caulk.

Once they’re in your home, you can use a vacuum to suck them out of wall voids and from areas where they are congregating. Killing boxelder bugs in the walls of your home can attract insects that might eat their remains – such as carpet beetles and larder beetles.

Once they’ve been sucked into the vacuum, the boxelder bugs may still be alive. Remove the bag and throw away the contents (or the entire bag, depending on the vacuum model). Leaving live insects in the vacuum will simply relocate them to another part of your house, and they may escape later.

When the warm weather comes, boxelder bugs will move out on their own. Your pest control professional can make recommendations to prevent the boxelder bugs from returning, so contact your pest control company to get advice. At EcoTek, we provide consultation and evaluation services, and will make recommendations to help homeowners prevent boxelder bug infestation. You don’t have to live with boxelder bugs year after year – we can help!

Keep Pests At Bay With Regular Pest Control Visits

One of the mistakes that some homeowners make when they’re dealing with pests is they assume they can keep their home pest-free with a one-time visit from a pest control company.

Pests exist in the world and will continue to come around, even if you take pest-prevention measures. The best way to keep your pest problem under control – whether that’s box elder bugs or another type of pest – is by working with a reputable pest control company.

What to Look For In a Pest Control Company

Not every pest control company is created equal. When you’re looking for a pest control company, here’s what to watch for:

  • Safe control measures. Some pest control substances are toxic for humans or pets. It’s important to work with a pest control company that uses safe pest control measures, to ensure the safety of everyone who lives with you and visits your home.
  • Dependable. When you’re experiencing a pest invasion, you need a pest control company that will come to your house as soon as possible.
  • Good customer service. Does your pest control company answer the phone when you call? Respond to inquiries quickly? Are they polite? Good customer service is important for ensuring a satisfactory experience protecting your home from pests.
  • Professionalism. Does your pest control company have an informative website? Do they display professional behavior in your home? Professionalism is a sign of a quality pest control company.

Need Box Elder Bugs Pest Control in Spokane, WA? Call Today

You don’t have to live with box elder bugs around your house! You can eliminate existing populations of box elder bugs and prevent new populations from occurring on your property.

The professionals at EcoTek Pest Control can help with that. We provide regular, ongoing pest control for homeowners in Spokane and the surrounding area. Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, and whether you need ongoing treatments or one-time only help, contact us today at 509-669-9151 for a free estimate.

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