Box Elder Exterminator - What You Need to Know About Box Elder Control
Box Elders are small overwintering pests notable for the black and red or orange patterns on their wings. Despite their unthreatening appearance, box elders can be a serious nuisance for homes and businesses. To protect your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland or Delaware home or business from Box Elders, it’s worth learning a little bit about the behavior of this pest, take steps to prevent infestation, and find effective treatment options should preventive measures fail.
How do I identify Box Elders?
Box elders are usually easy to spot, given the distinctive red or orange stripes behind their heads and running along the back of their bodies. Adult boxelders are approximately half an inch long and have dark wings. They can somewhat resemble and can be easily mistaken for stink bugs.
How do I get Box Elders?
Viking’s expert technicians explain during the winter months, box elders may shelter outdoors though they like to find warmer environments such as cracks and crevasses throughout structural properties like homes, businesses, and garages. As the weather begins to warm, they will emerge and feed on the seeds of the box elder tree prior to the start of the mating season. They have also been known to infest maple and ash trees
Box elders can be a major issue across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. If your home or business has a problem with a boxelder infestation, your No. 1 choice is Viking Pest. Viking has trained pest control professionals with several years of effective and innovative pest control solutions that will help you rid your property of box elders and keep it safe into the future.
What are the Effects of Box Elders in and Around My Home or Business?
Within residential or commercial properties across NJ, PA, MD and DE, box elders are a source of displeasure, odor, and filth. Though they are not known to bite, they do have the ability to puncture skin which can cause slight irritation. Their fecal matter can result in stains on clothing and curtains, and when crushed they produce a highly disagreeable odor.
How Do I Prevent Box Elders?
When you have an infestation of box elders, it is recommended that you contact professionals at Viking Pest Control for an effective and lasting solution. Our expert pest control professionals have more than 40 years of experience in the industry and have the tools and know-how to deal with box elders and other pests.
Viking also recommends you repair any holes, cracks, or crevices within doors or windows, thereby preventing box elders from breaching your home or business property. DIY treatment of a box elder infestation is not recommended, as any attempts may attract other pests or damage your property causing easier entrance ways for mice, ants, or other pests.