Box elder bugs are common pests over much of the United States. Adults are about 1/2 inch long. They are bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back. Box elder bugs mainly feed by sucking juices from the box elder tree, however sometimes they are found inhabiting other plants.
Surprisingly they do very little damage to the trees they attack, but at certain times of the year they can become a nuisance. We have seen box elders dominate a property covering windows, getting into your clothes and your hair.
When box elder bugs build up to large populations and invade a home they are usually pests only by their presence, although their piercing-sucking mouthparts can sometimes puncture skin, causing slight irritation. Once box elder bugs have become established in the home, there aren't a lot of treatment options. There are not a lot of recommended chemical measures at this point.
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