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Box Elder Bugs

Box elder bugs hibernate in the cold-weather months. That can be a problem if they decide to do it inside your home. These invaders can infest in huge numbers, sheltering in attic or wall cavities. Their foul-smelling, red droppings create a stench and badly stain your interior and exterior walls, making your home look like a scene from a horror movie. Bug Ivey can banish these pests and restore the serenity of your home.

About Box Elder Bugs

Bugs feed on the leaves of box elder trees, which are plentiful in the Carolinas. Adults are black-winged insects with red and orange markings, measuring approximately ½ inch in length. Nymphs are bright red and wingless. While box elder bugs live in the trees during the spring and summer months, they seek shelter to hibernate to survive the colder months. They show up on the sunny side of the house,  chasing the radiant heat energy to survive. They can invade your home in vast numbers. While indoors, they do not reproduce. Thankfully, they’re not poisonous and do not bite people or pets. However, they produce a foul-smelling red excrement that stains the walls inside and outside of your home. 

Trying to handle box elder bug infestations yourself will only make matters worse.

Get professional help from Bug Ivey to rid your home of these pests.

Treatment Information

Box Elder Bug Treatment Information

When you call Bug Ivey, you can count on our team of experts to deliver quick, effective and lasting results to give you peace of mind. After your treatment has been completed we will guarantee your home free from spiders for 30 days from the date of your  treatment. If you have any issues during your warranty period, let us know and we will send a technician at no cost to you.

You can rely on Bug Ivey to keep your home safe and comfortable. We’ve been providing pest control in the Carolinas since 1954. Let our family help your family.

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