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Other names: Garage bugs, stink bugs
Color: Dark brown or black with red lines behind head and on body and wings
Size: ½ inch long
Diet: Fluid of boxelder, maple, and ash tree leaves
Hazard: None to humans
Interesting Fact: Boxelder bugs like to sunbathe in groups when it gets colder, congregating on the south side of trees, buildings, or rocks to capture the sun’s warmth.
Boxelder bugs live primarily on the seed-bearing boxelder tree (the female tree) and sometimes on maple and ash trees. If a boxelder bug makes its way inside your home, be careful not to squash it; you may find that you’ve unleashed a real stink.
There are three stages in a boxelder bug’s life:
Boxelder bugs feed on the fluid of the leaves of their preferred trees but don’t usually cause much damage to them. They also aren’t harmful to humans because they don’t sting or carry disease.
Boxelder bugs can be a nuisance in winter though, since they look for warm places to live, such as inside your walls or your siding. Although they’re inactive during this time—they don’t feed or reproduce—the higher temperatures in your home may encourage them to come out and explore. Fortunately, the boxelder bugs will leave for the outdoors when spring comes.
If you don’t like the idea of boxelder bugs using your home as a winter hotel, you can try eliminating them by vacuuming them up. To prevent them from coming inside:
You don’t have to handle this bug problem on your own. If you notice these pests crawling around your home, turn to the experts. Our team of pest control professionals is highly trained and ready to eliminate these pests from your property as soon as possible.
To schedule boxelder bug removal in the Baltimore, MD area, give Brody Brothers a call at (410) 653-2121 or contact us online!
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