Insects

Fall Is Boxelder Bug Season – Don’t Let Their Numbers Scare You


The sight of large groups of New Jersey boxelder bugs on trees or in other outdoor areas can easily startle you, but you don’t need to worry. Despite these big groups, boxelder bugs aren’t a dangerous threat to you or your family. Learn some more about these bugs, including where they’re found and what to do about them.

Where to Find Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are easy to spot with their vivid red or orange markings and black coloring. These bugs can usually be found gathering in large groups in trees or bushes or on the exterior of homes. These bugs tend to gather on the sunny side of homes, so they can stay warm, especially when the weather cools down. You might find boxelder bug eggs on leaves in your yard during spring.

What to Do About Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs don’t pose a threat to people or pets. These pests aren’t venomous or aggressive, and they don’t spread disease. However, they can stain surfaces in your home if you crush them. If you have them inside your home, you should gently remove them using paper towels or your vacuum. Since these bugs can infest homes in large numbers, make sure you get help from pest control professionals.

If you have an infestation of New Jersey boxelder bugs in your home, contact Allison Pest Control for help.

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