The box elder bug sometimes spelled boxelder is very common pest in Omaha, Nebraska and the Midwest.
As adults, these pests are typically ½ inch in length. They are black with red trimmed wings.
The box elder tree is their primary food source, which is where the name originates,
but they can also be found feeding on ash trees, maple trees, and a variety of other seed-bearing plants.
Although box elder bugs rarely cause damage, they become a nuisance pest when they winter in your homes,
buildings and other structures.
Box Elder Bug Control in Omaha
Box elder bugs are a nuisance because they enter your home and other buildings, often in large numbers. Boxelders like the warm, sunny exteriors and mostly enter cracks and crevices in those areas. Most often the infestations occur in the Fall as the temperatures reach freezing. Call Omaha Pest Control at (402) 969-7378 (PEST) for results.
Are Box Elder Bugs Dangerous?
In general, the boxelder bug is not dangerous, although they have been known to bite. Using the small mouth they have for extracting fluids from trees and plants when they feed, the bite should not cause more than a minor skin irritation. It is when they congregate together to hibernate or nest that they begin causing problems in homes and businesses. Call Omaha Pest Control to inspect and exterminate them.
How Do You Get Rid Of Box Elder Bugs?
Boxelder bugs can be difficult to control and that’s why our box elder bug control services includes the necessary products and follow up visits for complete success. Due to the hazards and complexity of the pesticides involved, most people want to hire a professional to eliminate the problem. Our Omaha Pest Control treatment methods consist of the following:
- Initial Service – Omaha Pest Control provides a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home, then a treatment of all areas where activity is present.
- Follow Up – Quarterly interior/exterior or exterior-only services will be scheduled as part of our annual pest management program. If pests return in between visits, Omaha Pest Control returns for free.
Is The Treatment Safe And How Soon Can You Get Here?
We use the least amount of material possible while still resolving the problem. All products are found to be effective and registered by the EPA. Our technicians will inform you of precautions needed to be taken. We are committed to helping you ASAP, many times we can arrive the same day.
How Much Does It Cost?
Omaha Pest Control has standard pricing for all of our pest management services, based on the size of the building and materials used. Free Estimates are provided by calling (402) 969-7378 (PEST).