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Professional Box Elder Bug Pest Control Wichita KS

The box elder bug also spelled “boxelder bug”, is a small insect species with distinguishable features. The insect’s black wings are outlined with bright red. With flying capabilities, the box elder bug can travel short distances through the air. The adult grows up to 0.5 inches in length. The diet consists of sap from seeds of the ash, cherry, maple, box elder, and maple tree species.

Why Are Box Elder Bugs Invading My Sunroom?

Sunrooms are the box elder bugs favorite infiltration area. The insect infiltrates sunrooms through small cracks, gaps, slits, holes, and crevices. These access points can be found between the entrance door threshold and floor, window frame, air conditioning flex duct, and exterior wall vents.

Adult box elder bugs overwinter, beginning in the late fall or early winter season, lasting until the following spring. Overwintering is an important natural process that protects the species from extinction. Insect species face some of their biggest challenges in the winter season, when food, water, and shelter are limited.

Thanks to overwintering, box elder bugs are not forced to forage for food and water in the winter. Instead, the insects feed on vitamins and nutrients from stored body fats.

Are Box Elder Bugs Diseased?

Box elder bugs have not scientifically been linked to human or animal diseases. The insect is described by many of its victims as “a nuisance.” While no one wants to deal with box elder bugs, dealing with a nuisance pest is not nearly as dangerous as diseased insect species.

The box elder bug does not spread disease or parasites to its human or animal victims.

What Is The Most Recommended Professional Box Elder Bug Extermination Solution?

There is no doubt, box elder bugs are a harmless insect species. The species may be harmless, but it is still one of the most challenging to fully eradicate. Fortunately, Wichita consumers have two strong box elder bug treatment options to choose from. These treatment strategies are unique in their own way. For example, do-it-yourself pest control consists of standard-grade insecticides, which are more suitable for minor box elder bug cases. Professional pest control, on the other hand, targets all box elder bug infestations – mild, moderate, and severe.

Our professional box elder bug strategies target high-risk areas, such as sunrooms, garages, basements, and attics. The insect infiltrates residential and commercial facilities through open windows and doors, when accessible. When these access points are not accessible, the insect takes more drastic measures. Constantly initiating home infiltration attempts through exterior-to-interior openings.

Do Exterminators Recommend DIY Box Elder Bug Pest Control?

Depending on the severity of the box elder bug infiltration or infestation. In the early phases of the infiltration, only a few of the box elder bugs are present. Unlike many other insect species, the box elder bug does not breed or reproduce, following home infiltration. Instead, the insects seek refuge in dark, warm, and discrete hiding places.

Food and water contamination are generally not reported with box elder bug infiltration. The overwintering box elder bug’s body slows down to ensure the maximum level of energy conservation. The heart rate, breathing, and body movement slow down significantly, minimizing the need to consume large meals. Basically, the box elder bug does not cause infestation. However, this does not mean, the insect will not be involved in an infestation. Before overwintering is set to kick in, impacted insects of varying species will try to infiltrate the same property repeatedly. When this happens, DIY pest control will be ineffective.

When Will The Exterminator Be Available For A Home Inspection?

We will dispatch a licensed exterminator to your Wichita property within 48 hours of the service request submission. Box elder bug activity is at its highest in the late fall and mid-spring. In the late fall, the insect is busy trying to score an indoor winter hiding place. In the mid-spring, the box elder bug is preparing for the upcoming breeding season.

Does Box Elder Bug Pesticide Contain Ingredients Dangerous To The Environment?

Conventional pest control products do contain chemicals that are utilized to eradicate insects, in this case, the box elder bug. All pest control products – insecticides and pesticides – utilize ingredients that offer partial- or full-eradication. If you are like most box elder bug victims, partial eradication is unsatisfactory. In this case, an industrial-strength pesticide is the only solution. DIY pesticide, on the other hand, is the basic formula, available at most brick-and-mortar hardware, big-box, and home & garden stores.

To minimize the environmental danger associated with chemical conventional pesticides, we only carry brands approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What Techniques Can Be Combed To Create An Effective Box Elder Bug Prevention Strategy?

There are many techniques proven to keep box elder bugs out of the human habitat and in their natural habitat. When these techniques are combined, your property will never be infiltrated by box elder bugs.

  • Seal all exterior-to-interior access points with a waterproof sealant
  • Update your property’s pest barrier
  • Inspect high-risk access points routinely
  • Take advantage of our free box elder bug consultation at your earliest convenience
  • Seal public utility passages into your home with a metal sheeting
  • Develop a vacuuming schedule for your entire home

Our extermination team is fully prepared to take only any box elder bug infestation. Our goal is and always has been to help control the box elder bug population in Wichita. Doing so will help minimize the number of new infestation cases.

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