Box Elder Beetles

Box Elder Beetles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Box Elder Beetles¬†measure ¬Ĺ inch in length
  • They can be red or black with orange-red bands on the back
  • Found mainly on box elder trees but have been known to be seen on other trees such as maple
  • Generally seen in large populations, and can infest siding or windows

Active Season

  • Box Elder Beetles¬†are active from Summer through Fall
  • They can be found inside overwintering during the cold months

Interesting Facts

  • Box Elders are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Stink Bugs
  • In cooler months they may be found on heavily sunned surfaces

Cause for Concern

  • When Box Elder Beetles swarm it can be alarming
  • If inside they may stain curtains with their excretions or feces
  • They have been known to bite causing slight irritation

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Most Box Elder Beetle treatments are completely exterior. If an interior treatment does need to be applied, a light spray around windows and doors may leave a very light film which should be left on for as long as possible to prevent entry. People and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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