Boxelder Bug

 

Pest ID Guide: Boxelder Bug

(Boisea trivittata)

Boxelder Bugs commonly congregate alongside homes or trees near a female Boxelder and in full view of the sun. They are identifiable by the distinct black and red coloring on their bodies (the red appearing as stripes against the black). TIP: Boxelder bugs will secrete a staining dye when crushed. If found indoors, your best bet is to remove them with a paper towel or vacuum cleaner to avoid a mess.

Size Color Legs Shape Antenanae
half inch in length Black and Red 6 Oval yes

Habitat

Outdoors near Boxelder Maple trees

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Control / Prevention

Seal cracks in foundation, windows, and doors.

Threats:

None

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