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Boxelder bugs are common insects that feed on sap from leaves, twigs, and seeds of boxelders, as well other members of the maple family. Large numbers of them can be seen on tree trunks, or branches, or sunning themselves on the south or west sides of buildings in the spring and fall. These harmless accidental invaders may be a temporary nuisance as they move into and out of sheltered overwintering sites in the fall and spring. If you need pest control in the Cleveland, Lorain, or Akron areas please give us a call!
Exclusion is important in reducing numbers that get indoors. Check door sweeps and places outside the house that may allow them to get inside. If large numbers are present every year, removal of female boxelder plants should be considered because this is the major host plant for them. Other alternatives include controlling insects while they are on the boxelder plant or direct sprays of congregations of the insects on outside walls. Insecticidal soap provides a safe control alternative but it must be sprayed directly on the insects to be effective. If you need pest control in the Cleveland, Lorain, or Akron areas please give us a call!
We share almost all of the common pests with our neighbors. The University of Kentucky has information on all of our regional bugs. The link below goes to their website and If you need pest control in the Cleveland, Lorain, or Akron areas please give us a call!