Boxelder Bug

Boxelder bugs are named for their fondness of boxelder trees. Aside from boxelder trees, they will also congregate on maple, cherry, or ash trees – preferring the seed or pod bearing members of the trees they infest. These bugs are around ½” long, and colored distinctively black with red markings. In large numbers they can be quite a nuisance as they have the potential to bite, but don’t do any real harm to the trees they infest. When they decide to overwinter, they can get into your house. Inside, their fecal matter will leave red stains and crushing them causes a foul smell. Tree removal is an option, but doesn’t always solve the problem as these pests can infest other things. Ideally, the problem can be dealt with before it gets out of hand. This would mean clearing egg laying sites, like piles of brush or rocks, and spraying trees before all the bugs hatch out.


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