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Box Elder Bugs

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Temecula CA residents will likely encounter box elder bugs because they’re common in our service area. Although they can be a nuisance, they’re usually not dangerous or destructive. It is common for adult boxelder bugs to reach half an inch in length. They have unique red markings on their flat wings. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with their appearance, you’ll have no trouble identifying this pest. When it is warm outside, boxelder bugs will feed on ash trees, box elder trees, and cherry trees. Before it gets cold, you can guarantee that they’ll try to invade your residence.

They’re Overwintering Pests

One thing that consumers must know about boxelder bugs is that they’re overwintering pests. They cannot tolerate cold weather. When it begins getting cold in your city, these bugs will begin looking for shelter. If they can sneak into your residence, they’ll stay there until winter is over. Since boxelder bugs are thin and small, they’ll have no trouble finding a suitable entry into your home. They’ll slip through the tiniest cracks and holes.

They’ll become a nuisance when they enter your home and when they try to leave.


Although boxelder bugs are going to be a nuisance, they’re not dangerous to people or pets. They don’t bite, scratch, or sting. Plus, they are not going to spread illness. You’ll still want to get rid of them promptly, but you don’t have to worry about them hurting you.

Effective Ways To Eliminate Boxelder Bugs

Don’t waste time when dealing with a box elder bug infestation. If you do, there is a good chance that the infestation is going to worsen. Alternatively, you may live with the bugs until winter is over. You don’t want either of these things to happen. Instead, you should do what you must to eliminate the pests quickly. Truthfully, the best way to resolve this problem is by hiring a qualified exterminator. Contact our local office immediately to schedule an appointment and tackle the problem.

Doing It Yourself

We understand that many clients prefer handling issues on their own. They’d like to remain in control and save money. When researching DIY methods, you will find many possible solutions. You can try experimenting with them in your spare time. However, you have to be aware of the potential complications associated with DIY methods. While the Internet may say otherwise, many of these methods are not effective. They may eliminate some boxelder bugs, but some may survive. The chemicals may not be effective and some of them can be hazardous.

If you use them incorrectly, you’re going to harm your health. Be careful if you’re going to experiment with DIY methods. Otherwise, it is best to hire a professional.


Our clients are eager to reclaim their homes promptly. We want to help you do just that. After your first call to our local office, we’ll get back to you within 48 hours. An appointment can be made over the phone. Before you know it, your home will be free of these overwintering pests.

Safer Boxelder Bug Treatments

Although you’ll want to remove these pests quickly, you cannot afford to expose yourself to hazardous chemicals. You’ll also want to do what you can to protect the ones you love. Our techniques are designed to help our clients achieve both goals while wiping out the pests. During our visit, we can provide you with more information about our methods. After that, you’ll know what is going to happen before it does. Furthermore, we strive to use the safest treatments. Our technicians are trained to use the best EPA-approved techniques to guarantee your safety.

Plus, these methods are more effective than DIY techniques.

Preventing Boxelder Bug Infestations This Winter

Boxelder bugs have to enter a residence before winter. If they get stuck outside, there is a risk that they’re going to die due to the cold weather. They can take shelter elsewhere, but many bugs want to enter your residence. Suffice to say, it is going to be very difficult to keep them out because their lives depend on it. Begin by looking for small gaps on your home’s exterior walls. Seal these gaps to prevent the bugs from finding a way to enter your residence. Call our office if you find boxelder bugs in your home.

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