they prefer to be outdoors, the bugs will invade your home to get
warm once the temperatures drop outside. Here are a few ways your
exterminator can help you deal with an infestation of boxelder bugs.
Trees With Insecticide
bugs live in trees during the warm months of the year. If you notice
a lot of the bugs moving around a boxelder tree or maple tree, call
your exterminator. Spraying the tree may help reduce the population
of the bugs, so there aren't so many left to seek a warm refuge in
your home in the fall.
more drastic measure may be to remove the trees that attract boxelder
bugs, but you should discuss this option with your pest control
expert. If your neighbor has trees that harbor the pests, they can
still easily fly to your home, so getting rid of your tree might not
help all that much, and you'll lose a beautiful tree from your yard.
the tree might be a better solution.
the Exterior of Your House
the weather turns cold, the boxelder bugs look for sunny places to
get warm. Unfortunately, that's often the south wall of your home.
The bugs may gather there in large numbers to soak up the sun. That's
the perfect time for an exterior pest control treatment of your home.
This kills the bugs that gather on your exterior walls and it helps
keep bugs from crawling into gaps and cracks along the wall.
it may be difficult to get rid of boxelder bugs outdoors since they
can fly in from other properties, you'll need to have your home
sealed so they can't get inside. When the weather gets colder, an
exterior wall may not be warm enough for them. Instead, the bugs look
for places to hide where they can stay warm until the cold weather
like to crawl in cracks, such as those found around window frames,
siding, and doors. If the bugs stumble on a way to get inside your
house, you could have an infestation of the pests living between your
walls or in your attic. Therefore, your exterminator may seal up
entry points around your home or show you how to do it to keep the
Removal of an Infestation
quick way to deal with a large group of boxelder bugs is to suck them
into a vacuum cleaner and throw them in the trash. Even though the
bugs don't bite or damage your house like some other pests, they do
leave red stains on walls and fabric as they move through your house.
you see boxelder bugs inside, call your exterminator to get advice
before trying any DIY pesticides. You may not want to kill a large
infestation with chemicals and leave their bodies behind to attract
other types of bugs.
bugs are unique pests that behave differently from a lot of other
bugs that infest your home. Controlling them can be tricky, but you
don't want to ignore them. Otherwise, you could be swatting bugs in
your house all winter.
the professionals at Paffy's Pest Control. They will evaluate the
infestation outside or inside your house and come up with a plan to
eliminate the boxelder bugs from your home and property.