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Box Elder Bug

Have Box Elder Bugs Invaded Your NY, NJ or CT Property?

Appearance

1/2″ with a long oval body shape. Black, with reddish orange markings, two wings, two antennae and six legs.

Habitat

Box elder bugs are mainly found on box elder trees and maple trees.

How do they affect me?

These bugs are a nuisance. They are not known to cause any damage, however they might leave small, red stained fecal matter on structures.

What should I do?

Controlling these pests in the summertime is not recommended as they will attract more dangerous pests. It is necessary to control these pests to prevent them from overwintering. Our overwintering service will prevent these bugs from inhabiting your property. Please contact us if you are interested.