Boxelder Bug Extermination for the Entire Mid-Ohio Valley
Boxelder Bug Removal Experts for Vienna, WV, Residents
Boxelder bugs spend most of their time outdoors, living in and around boxelder trees. However, when the weather starts getting colder, boxelder bugs may start to move inside, seeking warmth and a place to spend the winter. They crawl in through cracks around doors and windows and through attic vents, making a home between the walls and in crevices of your Vienna-area garage, shed, or house. These insects do not want to harm you, but their droppings can leave red stains on the fabrics in your home or business, and they produce and unpleasant odor when crushed or squished.
Identify the Pesky Boxelder Bug
Adult boxelder bugs are dark in color with three distinct red or orange stripes. Typically, they are about a half-inch long, and they keep their dark wings crossed on their back. Boxelder bugs are not inclined to bite humans, but if they do, it can cause an irritating red spot. Normally, they do not even do structural damage to your home—they just become a nuisance when they enter your home in droves. The team at Lamp Pestproof does not recommend killing boxelder bugs yourself, because their odors can attract other unwanted insects.
Prevent Boxelder Bugs from Entering Your Home
To prevent boxelder bugs from entering your home, Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control recommends closing up cracks and holes that allow easy access inside. Check areas such as doors, windows, and screens, and close up anything big enough for an insect to crawl through. If eliminating cracks and holes does not do the trick, and you suspect a boxelder bug infestation in your home, call the professionals at Lamp Pestproof & Wildlife Control to exterminate them quickly and effectively. We will inspect your property and evaluate the situation before using effective extermination solutions to rid your home or business of boxelder bugs. Our experienced and knowledgeable crew will also give you advice on how to keep boxelder bugs out of your home in the future.