Boxelder Bug Control

Montgomery County Boxelder Bug Control

Throughout northeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, property owners often encounter the distinctive boxelder bug. Recognizable by their black bodies with red or orange markings, these bugs are not just prevalent but can become quite a nuisance in our homes and businesses

With over 40 years of dedicated service, M.A.D. Exterminators has become a trusted name in the fight against these pests. Our extensive experience, backed up by strong customer reviews, underscores our commitment to effective solutions.

Call (610) 600-9202 or complete our online form today to get in touch with our Montgomery County office for reliable boxelder bug control.

The Signs of Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs can become quite noticeable when they decide to make their presence known. Here are the signs that indicate they’re around: 

  • Sunbathing clusters: These bugs are solar enthusiasts, often found soaking up the sun. It’s a survival strategy to keep warm. You may notice groups of black and red bugs clustered together on your property's sunny walls or fences.
  • Seasonal invasion: As the warmth of summer fades and the chill of autumn sets in, boxelder bugs begin their search for a cozy winter haven. This often leads them straight into our homes through cracks, crevices, and other openings. 
  • Window gatherings: Windows and doorframes are popular congregation points for boxelder bugs. They are drawn to the light and warmth leaking from our homes. 
  • Foul odor: Boxelder bugs have a defense mechanism that involves releasing a pungent odor when disturbed or crushed. This smell is their way of deterring predators and can be quite unpleasant.

Recognizing these signs early can be key to managing a boxelder bug situation before it escalates into a full-blown infestation.

The Risks of Boxelder Bugs

While boxelder bugs are not known to harm humans directly, they nevertheless pose several risks that can affect both your home and garden. One of the more immediate concerns is the potential for property damage. As these bugs take refuge within the walls of homes, their feces can leave unsightly stains on walls, curtains, and other surfaces, creating a need for costly cleanups and repairs.

As their numbers grow, what starts as a minor inconvenience can quickly escalate into a major nuisance. Large infestations of boxelder bugs are not just visually unappealing—they can create an uncomfortable atmosphere in your own home, with swarms of bugs becoming a common sight.

The impact of boxelder bugs extends beyond the home and into the garden as well. These insects primarily feed on boxelder trees, sucking sap from their leaves, twigs, and seeds. However, their diet is not limited to boxelder trees alone. They can also cause damage to other plants, affecting the health and beauty of your garden and potentially reducing yields from fruit trees and other crops.

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