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New York City Box Elder Bug Pest Control
The box elder “boxelder” bug is an insect that is identifiable by its black wings outlined in bright red. The adult grows up to 0.5 inches in length. Seeds from the box elder, maple, ash, and Small trees make up the box elder bug’s diet.
Why Is My New York City Property Under A Box Elder Bug Attack?
Boxelder bugs are overwintering pests that initiate home infiltration attempts beginning in the late fall. These attempts are part of an effort to spend winter indoors instead of outdoors exposed to the elements – snow, sleet, icy rain, cold wind, and low temperatures.
Small cracks and gaps are utilized by box elder bugs to infiltrate buildings.
Are Box Elder Bugs Infested With Disease?
No, the box elder bug is not an insect species that spread disease through bites. Since the home infiltration attempt is part of the overwintering process, the risk of food- and water-borne illnesses is extremely low. Overwintering pests are more interested in a warm hiding place than ingesting food following a home infiltration.
Boxelder bugs are nuisance pests, not disease-transmitting pests.
How Can I Get Box Elder Bugs Out Of My Home?
Boxelder bugs colonize to protect the species against distinction. The insects feed, build nests, forage for food, and infiltrate homes in colonies. With this said, you can expect a complex pest control strategy, utilizing state-of-the-art tools, decades of experience, manpower, and industrial-strength pesticides. All of these are a necessity in eradicating full colonies of box elder bugs, including those inside and outside your home.
Do Your Exterminators Recommend Box Elder Bug Pest Control For Infestations?
No, we do not believe over-the-counter pest control products are potent enough to fully eradicate a box elder bug infestation. These products may be effective in exterminating a handful of box elder bugs. But, will do little to nothing to combat full-blown infestations.
There are risks involved in handling, storing, transporting, and administering chemical pesticides improperly. Inexperienced consumers should take the necessary precautions to protect their families during the chemical pest control treatment process. We suggest only treating the impacted home when it is unoccupied. This will minimize the risk of chemical exposure for every member of the household, including pets, seniors, and young children.
How Long Will It Take The Exterminator To Arrive At My New York City Home?
Our pest control service request processing takes up to 48 hours to fully complete. We never surprised our clients with unexpected visits. In fact, we do not schedule appointments without consulting the client first. You can choose a date that is satisfactory for all household members.
Does Box Elder Bug Pest Control Harm The Environment?
Some pesticide formulas do pose some environmental risks. These pesticides contain chemicals needed to exterminate full colonies of box elder bugs. However, we believe our EPA-approved organic and natural pest control products can offer the same effect when administered per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
We have a full line of pest control products, all of which are approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How Do You Suggest We Protect Our New York City Property From A Repeat Box Elder Bug Infestations?
Our exterminators combine their decades of pest control experience, skills, and knowledge together to fight against new box elder bug cases. With the client’s help and approval, we can devise a prevention strategy that is guaranteed effective. To initiate the process, you need to schedule an appointment by contacting our New York City location.
While you are waiting for the exterminator to arrive at your home, there are a few things you can do to help. Targeting your home’s vulnerable pest barrier, it is possible to keep box elder bugs in their natural habitat and out of your personal living space.