Box Elder Bug
Signs of Infestation:
The most obvious sign of a box elder bug infestation is seeing a large number of these pests around. They are most often found during the fall on the side of buildings where the sun shines most. If they make their way into homes, they will most likely infest storage sheds and garages. They like homes that have more sunlight beaming in. They will usually be found in homes to find shelter for the winter and to stay warm. When they are indoors, they can damage household items by staining them with their excrement. Outdoors, box elder bugs damage maple, plum, and cherry trees, as this is what they feed on. If you have an infestation, we recommend you contact a pest professional to get rid of them. You also want to be sure to clean the floors of clutter and seal any holes in the walls of your home.