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Every year, as summer winds down, Milwaukee braces for the annual Box Elder Bug onslaught. As the weather begins to cool, these harmless nuisance insects instinctively leave their breeding sites in box elder, ash and maple trees in search of warm places like your home to spend the winter.

Burrowing through cracks and openings in your walls, large numbers of box elder bugs can overwinter inside your walls or in the attic.

The only effective way to protect your home from this insect nuisance is to prevent them from getting into your home. Eliminate places they can burrow into and have a professional pest-control company spray around your home exterior. At Bug Man and Queen Bee, we specialize in protecting Milwauee homes from box elder bugs and many other insect pests.

Preventing Box Elder Bugs

The University of Minnesota Extension reports that box elder bugs do not bite or sting and that they do little damage to indoor plants. They do get into homes and other buildings in large numbers, however, leaving hard-to-remove excrement stains on walls and other surfaces. Preventing infestation begins with some home maintenance.

Here are some things that you can do to prevent box elder bugs from getting into your home:

  • Repair or replace screens on windows, soffit vents and exhaust fans.
  • Seal places where utility wires enter your home.
  • Install threshold sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Caulk cracks around windows and along roof lines .
  • Install ventilation plugs in weep holes.

Pest Control

An effective way to get rid of box elder bugs is to get a professional pest service to spray the exterior of you buildings well before the insects leave the trees. The Bug Man and Queen Bee, Milwaukee’s #1 husband-and-wife pest-control team, know which mild pesticides work best for every application. Call for a free Milwaukee pest control consultation today to get an early start on keeping box elder bugs out of your home.


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