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Professional Box Elder Bug Extermination In Baltimore MD

The box elder bug “boxelder bug” is a unique insect that is highly distinguishable from other pest species. The insect has unique markings on the edge of each wing. A bright red outlines the wings, giving exterminators, scientists, and average people a physical characteristic that can be utilized for identifying purposes.

The diet consists of sap from box elder, maple, cherry, and ash trees. The adult measures up to 0.5 inches in length.

Why Is My Baltimore Home Infested With Box Elder Bugs?

Box elder bugs are drawn to the indoors in preparation for overwintering, a dormant state that takes black over the winter season. To avoid the cold harsh weather outdoors, the box elder bug infiltrates homes. Once inside the home, the insect initiates a search for a safe, warm, secure, and discrete hiding place. In most cases, the insect opts for hiding places in high-humidity, dark areas like underneath sinks, basements, and crawlspaces.

Do Box Elder Bugs Carry Disease And Parasites?

No, box elder bugs are nuisance insects, not a health threat to humans or animals. The insect does not ingest food after a home infiltration, ruling out any risk of foodborne illnesses. Your potted or household plants are not in danger of the insect either.

What Is The Best pest Control Treatment For Box Elder Bug Infestations?

Box elder bugs are social insects, which means they travel and live in colonies of all sizes. Social insects generally pose more infestation risk than lone insect species. If your home is infested with these insects, you can guarantee there is a larger colony on the perimeter of your property. In these cases, full extermination will require depopulation of both the main and satellite colonies.

We believe professional pest control is the best option for colonized insects like the box elder bug.

When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform My Box Elder Bug Infestation?

We can process your box elder bug inspection request in 24 to 48 hours. In most cases, our customer support team can have your service request processed within 24 hours. It really depends on the demand, which is at its highest in the late fall when the insect begins initiating infiltration attempts in preparation for the overwintering state.

Does Box Elder Bug Pest Control Products Contain Harmful Ingredients?

Chemical pesticides and insecticides do contain ingredients that may pose human health and environmental risks. However, our professional pest management protocol utilizes pesticides approved by the federal government agency known as US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturer’s recommendations. These measures allow our exterminators to treat box elder bug-infested properties with minimal environmental risks.

In addition to these measures, we only treat vacant infested buildings.

What Steps Can I Take To Prevent A Repeat Box Elder Infestation?

The first step is to seal all box elder bug access points utilizing a waterproof sealant, such as silicone and caulk. The second step is to contact our local Baltimore office to request a free box elder bug consultation. We also offer free quotes and visual pest inspections per appointment only.

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