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Professional Box Elder Bug Extermination In Santa Monica California!

The box elder bug “boxelder bug” is a small insect with distinguishable physical characteristics – black red-outlined wings. These social insects are not much different than other overwintering pests, as they infiltrate homes to avoid winter weather exposure. The adult grows up to 0.5 inches in length. The diet consists of sap from the maple, ash, box elder, and cheery trees.

Why Is My Santa Monica Home Under A Box Elder Bug Attack?

Boxelder bugs are drawn to vulnerable homes starting in the late fall, as part of winter preparation. Unfortunately, some infiltration attempts will be unsuccessful, leaving the unlucky insect out in the cold. A vulnerable residential pest barrier can be filled with tiny gaps and holes that are utilized as access points for box elder bugs and other insect species.

Do Box Elder Bugs Transmit Diseases Or Parasites?

No, the box elder bug is not a disease or parasite carrier. The insect generally does not consume food once it is indoors, ruling out the risk of foodborne illness. The most commonly reported complaint related to the box elder bug is a foul odor. Like the stinkbug and ladybug, the box elder bug products a secretion that is utilized as a safety mechanism. The secretion has a foul odor and properties that have been shown to stain furniture, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces.

What Is The Best Box Elder Bug Extermination Method?

There are only two pest control options, including professional-grade and do-it-yourself. Both options have pros and cons. Depending on the severity level of the box elder infestation, professional pest management or DIY will work great. Severe infestations must be treated with industrial-strength pesticides or insecticides and traps, followed by regular visual inspection to determine effectiveness.

Should I Invest In DIY Pesticides From My Local Big-Box Store?

We highly recommend a visual inspection prior to making a pest control investment. It would be like tossing your hard-earned money out the window if the infestation has reached the severity level. Our exterminators can help you determine what stage of box elder bug infestation severity you are dealing with.

DIY pesticides are low-strength formulas only suitable for eradicating a few box elder bugs with each treatment.

When Will The Exterminator Be Available To Perform My Box Elder Bug Inspection?

Our service request processing takes between 24 and 48 hours to complete. We will reach out to you or another household member per your request to schedule the appointment. You can set up the appointment date to suit your schedule to rule out any potential inconvenience.

Does Box Elder Bug Pest Control Pose Health Risk To Humans?

No, as long as the impacted home is vacant when the pesticide treatment is administered. We never treat a box elder bug-infested building until the family is vacated. Please feel free to inquire about our EPA-approved pesticides – organic, natural, eco-friendly, and chemical-based.

Years ago, we joined forces with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a pest control solution that would not harm the environment or human health. Our goal has always been to keep our clients and their family and pets safe throughout the entire pest control process.

What Should I Do To Prevent A Repeat Box Elder Bug Infestation?

The first thing you can do is seal all box elder bug access points with a waterproof sealant – silicone or caulk. The next step is to educate your family about box elder bugs. Our Santa Monica extermination team is on standby waiting to take your inspection request, which we can process in no longer than 48 hours.

We also offer same-day and emergency pest control services, free inspections, and consultations.

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