Boxelder Bugs Keep Boxelders out of Your Home With These Tips
There are pests that are dangerous to your home and family, then there are pests that are nothing more than a nuisance. Boxelder bugs are in this category. More an annoyance than a problem, you still donâ€™t want them crawling around in your home.
If you’re not familiar with boxelder bugs, it’s important to know exactly what you’re dealing with. These bugs are typically about a half-inch in length and they often have black bodies. You’ll see red or orange markings along their backs, and they have wings. They’re attracted to light, so you may see them flocking toward the lights in your home.
What Are They?
Boxelder bugs donâ€™t actually reproduce inside your home. Instead, theyâ€™ll sneak in through a torn screen, under a door threshold, or through a crack or gap in the siding.
How Are They Getting In?
Keeping boxelder bugs from coming in is possible, but it takes quite a bit of work on your part. Youâ€™ll need to seal around pipes and wires coming into the home, seal up any holes you may have in the siding or foundation, and do some careful landscaping to keep them away from the house.
Can I Actually Keep Them Out?
If you begin to notice several boxelder bugs in your home, one of the best ways to get rid of them quickly is to vacuum them up. Be sure to dump the canister or bag outside immediately after youâ€™ve completed the task.
The Vacuum Is Your Friend
If you do begin to have an ongoing problem with boxelder bugs, your best course of action is to contact a pest control company who can help. They can not only deal with the problem, but also help you prevent it from occurring again.
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Ransford Environmental Solutions Inc has been the name to know in pest control since 1896. Specializing in Integrated Pest Management, theyâ€™re the only solution. Call for a free estimate.
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