Aspen's Guide To Box Elder Bugs

box elder bugs on ground

Although box elder bugs do not typically bite humans, they can become quite the nuisance in the Aspen area in late summer and early fall. As a homeowner, it can be difficult to know what to do about these insects. That’s where the professionals at RAM Pest Control enter the picture. Trust our team to give you the service you need to control box elder bugs in Aspen. We have proven techniques we can deploy on your property, ensuring that these tiny insects do not cause a significant headache for you.

What Are Box Elder Bugs?

So what is a box elder bug? This is a common insect that appears in the Aspen area and across most of the United States and Canada. They have some distinct markings, including:

  • Length of about half an inch.
  • Oval-shaped body.
  • Primary black or dark brown colors.
  • Red or orange outlines on the wings on the back.
  • Able to fly.

These insects are not harmful to humans or pets. They rarely bite, and the outcome from a bite rarely does more than produce a small, itchy welt. They will try to move indoors before winter arrives, making them quite a nuisance, though.

When Are Box Elder Bugs Active Around Aspen?

Typically, box elder bug control is most important at certain times of the year in the Aspen area, because these are seasonal pests. They start being active during the spring. As the insects hatch and mature leading up to this time, they begin to move away from the nest in search of food. If you have maple trees or box elder trees on your property, these insects probably will begin appearing in large numbers in the spring. They also begin to swarm and migrate in the early fall. This is when they are looking for places to spend the winter, and they may be trying to move inside your home. 

You may not see any signs of these bugs for a large portion of the calendar year, making you think you’ve solved your previous infestation problem. However, you can’t be entirely sure that your efforts are working until you go through the typical times of the year that they are active. 

If you want to be certain about getting rid of box elder bugs, trusting the team at RAM Pest Control can give you peace of mind.

How You Can Deter Box Elder Bugs Around Your Aspen Home

Learning how to treat box elder bugs effectively requires spending time understanding just how they behave. After our professionals at RAM Pest Control help you control these insects with treatments, we then can give you some advice on their behaviors, which helps with deterring them from returning, including:

  • Sealing cracks in your foundation.
  • Repairing screens .
  • Replacing loose weatherstripping around windows and doors.
  • Trimming trees that are hanging next to the home.
  • Cleaning up piles of dead leaves near the home.

If you still have concerns over these insects returning, reach out to our team. We can help you set up a regular treatment schedule from our professionals that will help to ensure they go away and stay away.

Call The Professionals If Box Elder Bugs Are Becoming A Problem

Many people attempt to control box elder bugs on their own with over-the-counter treatments and remedies. However, if you want to be certain that you are going to put an end to your problem, trusting the home pest control professionals at RAM Pest Control is the better idea. Our team has more than 25 years of experience providing pest control for residential and commercial customers in and around Aspen. We are not satisfied with the results until you are.

Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation about your pest problem.

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