Although boxelder bugs (Leptocoris trivittatus 'Say') cause little or insignificant damage to boxelder trees or other host plants, they are irritant pests in and around structures. Similar to multicolored Asian lady beetles, cluster flies, and other seasonal invaders, boxelder bugs seek overwintering sites in and around buildings. Consequently, many people elect to call their pest management professional (PMP) to remove these unwanted pests. Besides their nuisance presence, if crushed, they may stain walls and white surfaces. Dead boxelder bugs in wall voids attract hide beetles, larder beetles, carpet beetles, carpenter ants and other insects that love to feed on them.
From a pest management standpoint, it is necessary to prevent the invasion of boxelder bugs before they enter homes.
Adam’s Premier Home Pest Prevention service provides year-round prevention of common household insects and rodents keeping your home cleaner and safer. The tailored service plan consists of seasonal visits with season-specific inspections and preventative treatments. Emergency service calls between visits are included at No Charge.
Boxelder Bugs and Multicolor Asian Lady Beetles (Ladybugs) are common home invaders during the fall in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Adam's can help you to keep these pests out of your house.