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What are box elder bugs?

Box elder bugs are a common pest in many parts of the United States. They are attracted to heat and will often congregate on the sides of buildings, especially those that are facing south or west. Box elder bugs are not harmful to humans or pets, but they can be a nuisance when they invade your home or business.

Why do box elder bugs swarm on trees and buildings?

Box elder bugs are attracted to the heat and sunlight that is reflected off of buildings. They are also attracted to the warmth that is generated by the electrical appliances and heating systems in homes and businesses.

What conditions do box elder bugs enjoy?

Box elder bugs thrive in warm, dry environments. They are also attracted to areas that receive a lot of sunlight.

Why doesn’t New Day Arborist recommend treating Box Elder Bug infestations on trees or vegetation?

Pesticide applications can have negative ramifications for other beneficial bugs and plants. New Day Arborist does not want to harm the beneficial insects and plants that are important for the ecosystem.

How can New Day Pest help with Box Elder Bug infestations?

New Day Pest uses a variety of methods to get rid of box elder bugs, including vacuuming, spraying, and baiting. New Day Pest also offers a money-back guarantee on its services.

How can I prevent Box Elder Bug infestations in my home or business?

There are a few things you can do to prevent box elder bug infestations in your home or business:

  • Seal up any cracks or crevices in your home or business that could allow box elder bugs to enter.
  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.
  • Keep your home or business clean and free of clutter.
  • Dispose of any food or trash that could attract box elder bugs.

What should I do if I see Box Elder Bugs in my home or business?

If you see box elder bugs in your home or business, you can try to remove them yourself by using a vacuum cleaner or a soapy solution. However, it is important to note that pesticides can harm beneficial insects and plants. Contact our sister company, New Day Pest at 360 506-9603 for help.

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