Boxelder Bugs Control Services in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Boxelder bugs are nuisance pests that can find their way into your home, shed, or garage through chimneys, windows, doors, and vents. While it is uncommon, boxelder bugs do have the ability to bite. However, they are mostly just annoying invaders that release an unpleasant odor when killed. As they search for warmth in the late fall months, these bugs may find their way into your home and bring in germs or create unsanitary conditions.

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How to Identify a Boxelder Bug Infestation

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are in the same family as stink bugs or cicadas. They can be identified by their small, flat bodies, which range from bright red (when young), to black and orange (when adults). They have wings tucked into their half-inch bodies when crawling on their six legs. Mostly common in the late summer or fall months, they are attracted to warm areas and drawn to southern- or western-facing homes.

Boxelder Bugs typically become a problem when they invade your home, garage, or shed in the fall and when they reappear in the spring. As an overwintering pest, homeowners can spot Boxelder Bug damage as the winter ends when they return to the outdoors.

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Tips for Preventing Boxelder Bugs

  • Repair cracks and crevices.
  • Install weather stripping on doors and windows.
  • Remove/control boxelder trees.

How My Pest Pros Help

While Boxelder bugs are generally just a nuisance pest that doesn’t pose a direct danger, they can still interfere with your life and make you feel uncomfortable in your home. At My Pest Pros, we want to help you eliminate these pests from your home and get back to feeling safe and comfortable. Thanks to our vast experience, we’ve perfected our Boxelder bug extermination in Virginia with complete control, prevention, and protection methods.

After identifying the problem area, our pest experts will treat the area and common entryways to help prevent them from getting inside your home. We target all areas of your home but focus on bushes, trees, and around entrances. The likelihood of reinfestation is high without retreatment. Our annual plans will help prevent Boxelder bugs from continuing to be a problem and offer year-round protection to keep you pest-free.

We offer effective and minimally invasive Boxelder bug extermination to Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland homeowners. So, if you are looking for a solution to your boxelder bug problem, call the technicians at My Pest Pros for help.

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